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I used Airbnb to find Welkom-Inn back in February. There was nothing online, no reviews or anything negative back at the beginning on February. Looking back, it's because the site had just launched. I signed a rental agreement and sent money. It looks like this site is a scam. My trip is over Memorial Day. Not sure what to do. Welkcom-Inn is still online at welkom-inn.net. Scary that it's still out there and nothing has been done.

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1. Re: Welkom-Inn???

Re-post to the New York City forum. This is the general forum for all of New York State.

Include more info when you re-post. How did you pay? If by credit card, they may handle this mess for you.

The NYC forum can help you find other accommodations. Note that virtually all Airbnb listings and other short term apartment rentals in NYC are illegal, but forum members can help you find legit hotel accommodations (apartment style or just regular rooms)

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2. Re: Welkom-Inn???

Did you book through AirBnB? Why do you think it's a scam? Did you report it to someone? And what exactly do you think is going to be "done" about it? Who should do something?

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3. Re: Welkom-Inn???

Search the forums and you will find lots of info, including this post from yesterday.


If they are indeed operating out of Africa, I am not sure how much US officials can do.

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