SPY ALERT! People Keep Finding Cameras In Their AirbnbsReader12/07/2017 (Thu) 01:52:44 Id: 703cc8No.4158del
In "oh, that's a thing now" news, a colleague of mine thought it odd that there was a single "motion detector" in his AirBNB in the bedroom and voila, it's an IP camera connected to the web. (He left at 3am, reported, host is suspended, colleague got refund.) pic.twitter.com/6KgkDmEZXB
— Jason Scott (@textfiles) November 28, 2017
Airbnb has a scary problem on their hands: People keep finding hidden cameras in their rental homes.
Another host was busted last month trying to film guests without their knowledge — marking the second time since October that the company has had to publicly deal with this sort of incident.
Officials have been forced to ban account users in the past for deploying secret cams around their houses, including residents in Florida and California.
An unidentified American archivist became the most recent victim — with his co-worker, Jason Scott, tweeting out a picture on Nov. 27 of a hidden device that he found while staying in an undisclosed Airbnb.
“In ‘oh, that’s a thing now’ news, a colleague of mine thought it odd that there was a single ‘motion detector’ in his AirBNB in the bedroom and voila, it’s an IP camera connected to the web,” Scott tweeted. “(He left at 3am, reported, host is suspended, colleague got refund.)”
The post has racked up more than 23,000 retweets and been liked over 30,000 times.
In response, Airbnb released a statement saying they had “permanently banned” the homeowner and “supported our guests with a full refund and reimbursement for expenses incurred.”