- Report: #1116243
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Complaint Review: Homeaway
Homeaway VRBO Homeaway.com scam stole $2600 Austin Texas
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I inquired about a condo via Homeaway.com and received a reply from who I thought was the rental property owner/manager. I proceeded to exchange emails with this person about the cost and facts of the condo rental. They offered me a discount if I paid the full rental fee up front, by wire transfer. Since it was a significant savings, I stupidly agreed.
They kept telling me that they did not receive the money and encouraged me to send another wire. When I refused, I stopped hearing from them. I had my bank put a trace on the money and found out that the funds were deposited into the account weeks earlier. The total amount was $2593.16.
This time, I called the property owner and surprisingly, she did not know who I was. Upon further discussion, after telling her I had been exchanging emails with her over the past month, we came to realize I was receiving emails from a slightly different email address than hers. Basically, she was not the person I had been corresponding with all this time.
I am now out a lot of money with no vacation rental.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/17/2014 06:51 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Homeaway/Austin-Texas-78703/Homeaway-VRBO-Homeawaycom-scam-stole-2600-Austin-Texas-1116243. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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