Airbnb scams tripled in 2016, earning a consumer watchdog warning

Where people go, scammers follow, so it’s no surprise to find the sharing economy being targeted. Australia’s consumer watchdog issued a notice Monday, warning holiday-goers that scams relating to accommodation booking sites such as Airbnb are on the rise. In fact, complaints about sharing economy cheats to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Scamwatch…