I needed to book last minute accommodation for someone, I searched a few sites nothing was suitable. I found the perfect one at midnight last night on airBNB and contacted the host who luckily and thankfully got back to me very quickly and has been the nicest. we agreed I went to pay:
The problem is that no-where before wasteing my time and the hosts time did they tell me the excruciating id check they put you through after they take your credit card details. you would think your credit card and matching account details was enough and the host could check your id but only after this they want you to provide them several id checks, one being social media which account which this person doesn't have - so I set one up. and the other being a copy of the id. I don't have his license and he cant do it so I rang them. that was 10am. they said they would escalate it.
im still waiting, they don't answer the calls or emails. its frustrating because he is supposed to get there at 6am and I cant confirm the booking.
does anyone know how to get around their silly checks?