As we approach the most popular time of the year for booking vacations, more and more people are listing their properties for rent on various platforms such as social media, VRBO, and even Craigslist.

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While the thrill of finding a good deal on a vacation rental property is euphoric,  especially with the financial situation many New Yorkers have found themselves in recently thanks to gas prices and inflation, vacation rental scams have a tendency to begin rearing their ugly heads right around this time of year.

Before you book a vacation rental property, give a down payment, or pay for a vacation rental property in full, there are steps you should take in order to avoid becoming the victim of a vacation rental scam.

7 Ways To Protect Yourself From Becoming The Victim Of A Vacation Rental Property Scam

Before you book a vacation rental property, there are seven steps you should take in order to avoid becoming the victim of a vacation rental property scam.

LOOK: Binghamton’s “Oasis in the Woods” Airbnb Is the Relaxing Retreat You Need

Listed on Airbnb as an “oasis in the woods,” this delightful getaway is the perfect spot to escape from the craziness of life and soak in “natural healing and energizing in the woods.” 

Snuggle Up in This Cozy Chic Airbnb Cabin in Binghamton

Located in a quiet area of Binghamton where there are no neighbors, this cozy cabin is described as being rustic with a touch of chic flair and is hidden from the outside world so you truly will be able to relax and leave your troubles behind as you listen to the crackle of the fire and watch the snow fall or, watch the snow fall while relaxing in the indoor Jacuzzi tub.