Airbnb promises to verify all 7 MILLION of its offers in just one year after Halloween shots at one of its & # 39; party houses & # 39; rented to 12 people and five dead left after 100 people showed up
- The company has vowed to investigate the accuracy of rental photos and addresses
- It will also launch a 24/7 neighborhood thine-line to stop unauthorized parties
- Employees are trained to make any & # 39; risky reservations & # 39; to prevent incidents
- It comes after shooting in Orinda where five people died in a rented house
Airbnb has announced that it will verify all 7 million of its offers after the death of five people in a shooting in one of the rental properties on Halloween.
The company has vowed to investigate the accuracy of rental photos, addresses, list details, and quality standards, including cleanliness, safety, and facilities, after it was criticized for allowing rogue parties and scammers.
The decision comes after a shooter sent bullets into a crowd of revelers at a Halloween party in a rented Airbnb mansion in Orinda, San Francisco, last week.
The owner of the property – who thought he had rented it to only 12 people – saw the party unfold over the house's security cameras before calling the police.
Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky has vowed to have 100 percent verified all rental properties on the site in just over a month in a statement on their website
Allegedly, flyers were shown around prior to the meeting to host an & # 39; Airbnb mansion party & # 39; advertised and asked guests to bring their own alcohol and drugs.
Airbnb co-founder and CEO of Brian Chesky has vowed to have 100% verified all rental properties on the site in just one year in a statement published today on their website.
The company also announced a 24-hour neighborhood helpline staffed by a & # 39; rapid response & # 39; team trained by the police to be available on call in the event of an incident.
And Airbnb has even taken steps to prevent unauthorized house parties, with staff planning to & # 39; risky reservations & # 39; screening, taking into account factors such as the length of stay and the size of the list.
Airbnb came under fire after a shooter sent bullets into a crowd of revelers at a Halloween party in a rented mansion (photo) in Orinda in San Francisco
The Orinda mansion where shooting took place last week was rented by 12 people, but more than 100 revelers showed up.
& # 39; Trust is the real energy source that drives Airbnb and has enabled us to expand our platform to 191 countries and more than 600 million members, & # 39; said Chesky in the statement.
& # 39; But recently events from bad actors on our platform benefited from that trust, including in a home in Orinda, California. We intend to do everything possible to learn from these incidents when they occur. & # 39;
The owner of the property that he rented on the site saw the party unfolding over the house's security cameras before calling the police
The company said it is working with Ronald Davis, former chief of police in Eastern Palo Alto and executive director of community-based police forces for President Obama, and Charles Ramsey, a former chief of police in Washington DC and Philadelphia to provide training and protocols. for his rapid response hotline team.
It is after a report has discovered that scammers have used false identities to rent properties on the site, find ways to break the rules of Airbnbs to keep holiday makers out of their pockets.
The FBI is now investigating the scam – where fake lists are uploaded, first reported by Vice.
Allegedly flyers were shown around prior to the meeting where an & # 39; Airbnb townhouse party & # 39; was announced asking guests to bring their own alcohol and drugs
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