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I submitted a freedom of information request with the Federal Trade Commission, asking for any complaints filed with the FTC about Airbnb. The vast majority were from consumers swindled by people posing as property owners who asked to be paid by wire transfer. Some of these consumers lost thousands of dollars.

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Most things in the house were unplugged and moved. A table in this room was damaged. Filth was left all over the bed.

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A Montauk homeowner has fallen victim of an Airbnb rental gone wild after his summer tenants threw loud parties, enjoyed outdoor sex and caused a ruckus with the neighbors. John Templeman, a lawyer and Australian native, rented his four-bedroom home on South Federal Street on Airbnb for $1,600 a night while he was out of the […]

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As the number of people who use Airbnb to list and rent lodging grows, so do the horror stories. The latest is from Palm Springs, California, where a squatter is occupying a 600-square-foot condo reserved through the apartment-rental website. The owner of the rental, Cory Tschogl, is a rehabilitation therapist who lives in the Bay Area, […]

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One San Diego couple is speaking out after a nightmare experience with the vacation-rental site Airbnb.com. Paul and Stephanie Luczynski are dealing with more than $17,000 in damage and stolen property after renting out their three-bed room home using the website.

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