We are a family of 5 from Australia Traveling to NYC for the first time in July. We enquired on a 3 bedroom apartment near Time Square thru vrbo.com We need an apartment with kitchen due to having a child with special needs. We received an email back from Vacation on vacation basically saying first in best dressed. Whoever pays the $1000.00 deposit first secures the apartment. We have missed out on a great deal due the distance/time frame regarding communication. Has anyone booked thru vacation on vacation?? I am very concerned about scammers. What do you think??