ACCC: Increase in holiday scams

JUSTINE DAVIES
12 December 2016
Scamwatch has received over 150 reports about scams on sharing economy platforms this year, with $80,000 reported lost – a threefold increase in 12 months

According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) at least three people per week have been caught by a scam on sharing economy platforms such as Airbnb and Stayz this year, with Aussies out of pocket around $65,000 over the 12 month period. This represents a threefold increase since 2015.