Airbnb stay that became the holiday from hell

Photographer who took a friend to Amsterdam ended up being defrauded of £500, dumped in a filthy apartment and then fell victim to online hackers

Airbnb stay becomes holiday from hell after photographer taking friend to Amsterdam for A celebratory birthday excursion to Amsterdam transformed into the occasion from damnation for three companions after an Airbnb booking prompted them being misled out of more than £500.

Lauren Dudley, 20, and Danielle Whiteman, 20, had chosen to take their companion Amy Ridgeway to the Dutch city for her 21st birthday and booked a flat for them three through the rental organization.

However, with days to go before their excursion, the companions got to be worried after the flat "proprietor" did not answer to their messages requesting the location. They reached Airbnb, just to find that their booking was fake, they had been the casualties of extortion and had lost the £502 - and a £200 security store - they had paid by means of bank exchange to the individual acting like the level's proprietor. Airbnb gave the companions a credit note covering the entirety they had shelled out, and a rundown of option lofts in the city as Miss Dudley, Miss Whiteman and Miss Ridgeway began a berserk quest for some place to sit tight.

They in the long run discovered an option space for their remain focused 10, however when they arrived the new level was over a boisterous kebab house, and the bedding had not been changed preceding their sit tight.

What's more, even after they arrived home, their trial was a long way from being done as fraudsters then hacked Miss Dudley's Airbnb and email record, and began utilizing her profile to promote fake postings on the convenience site.

'It was my companion's birthday and I needed to take her away for the weekend on the grounds that it was her 21st,' Miss Dudley, from Barnham, West Sussex, told MailOnline.

'I was mindful of Airbnb and as there were three of us we thought a flat would be preferred for us over a lodging. 'We discovered a flat we truly enjoyed the look of, addresses the lady we believed was the proprietor, booked it and paid her the cash. 'I didn't consider much it yet a few days before we were because of go I approached her for the location and where we ought to meet her. Be that as it may, she wasn't answering.

'The day preceding the outing despite everything I hadn't heard anything so I reached Airbnb and said "I'm certain it's nothing, however I needed to check I had the perfect spot".

'They returned to me and said it was extortion. We were set to fly out the following morning, it was strange and we had paid £502.' Airbnb gave Miss Dudley a credit note and sent her a rundown of spots that were accessible for the two night finish what has been started had arranged - yet every one of them cost more than the sum secured by the credit note. They spent throughout the night hunting down convenience, staying up until 1am on the morning they were because of fly before discovering a room which would take them. They needed to pay an additional £60 for the new room, and hand more than 100 euros when they arrive

Miss Dudley also contacted Airbnb via Twitter as the friends were due to arrive in Amsterdam, but had no where to stay
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