Posted this in another forum. Just wanted to share...stjchica~
Don't want to alarm anyone, etc..but wanted to give a heads up. I got an email today about a security breach within vrbo. I contacted the rental company and they confirmed it. They said multiple listings are involved...Apparently someone was intercepting emails, quoting a price that was hard to pass by and then asking that money be wired to England. I will enclose part of the email I received. They are working hard on this and have deactivated the listings involved to avoid more people from getting scammed. Just be cautious and deal directly via phone with a reputable rental company on St. John.
I called my rental company direct to verify everything was in order for our upcoming trip..
You recently sent an inquiry for the property referenced above. First, thank you for using our site. Unfortunately, we have reason to believe that the owner or property manager may have unknowingly and inadvertently had their email account compromised.
What this means for you specifically is that there’s a chance someone other than the actual owner or manager for the property may have viewed your inquiry and contacted you. This issue is commonly referred to as internet phishing. When we learned of this potential issue, as a precaution to you our traveler and also to protect our vacation property owner we temporarily deactivated this listing. We are currently in the process of working closely with the owner or property manager to assist with revising their account with us and reinstating this listing.
How this impacts you:
*If you sent money to book this property, you should contact the owner or property manager by calling the phone number included at the top of this message. We recommend that you do not communicate with the owner via email until the listing has been reinstated.