Reporter Uncovers Airbnb Scam. Airbnb Shrugs, Pockets Money

Originally posted on Longreads:
When reporter Allie Conti got a call from her Airbnb host 10 minutes before she was supposed to check in to her rental in Chicago, “Andrew” claimed the toilet had backed up, making the unit unavailable. The good news, he said was that he had a larger place he managed nearby.…