Family finds eight hidden cameras in Airbnb villa   The Independent

Family finds eight hidden cameras in Airbnb villa The Independent


Family finds eight hidden cameras in Airbnb villa The Independent Try Independent Minds free for 1 month There were cameras in every room of the property An Irish family were shocked to discover eight property in Greece. They found the devices in every room of the Athens villa, including the bathroom. Paul and Harriet Conroy, along with their two sons Aaron and Paul Jnr and a friend, had rented the accommodation through Airbnb for a relatives wedding last July. They quickly became suspicious when Harriet was unable to find the keys, which were supposed to have been left in the letterbox, and subsequently called the owner. I called him on my mobile and he said step forward into the garden and I thought to myself it sounds like were being watched, she . The family were tired and went straight to bed that night, but the following morning, Aaron spotted some unusual devices around the property. He called me and said have a look at that. It was a camera, said Harriet. They started looking all over the house and found devices everywhere, including one in the bathroom that was angled to take in the toilet, shower and hot tub. There was a motion sensor camera in the corner watching everything, in the corners of the bedroom as well, added Harriet. They called a meeting at the pool area and decided to check out immediately. We just left as quickly as we could, said Harriet. Airbnb has since suspended the owners account and refunded the Conroys for their stay. We take privacy issues extremely seriously. As soon as we were made aware, we removed this host from our platform and fully refunded the guests, a spokesman said. We have strict standards governing surveillance devices in listings and take reports of any violations very seriously. There have been more than half a billion guest arrivals on Airbnb to date and issues are incredibly rare. The family still had to shell out for five nights at a hotel, which, as a last minute booking, cost more than theyd paid for their original accommodation. We went down to my sisters place and rang Airbnb. The customer service really was appalling, really terrible, said Harriet. The story comes just a week after a them hidden in a Cork Airbnb property. Register with your social account or to log in You can find our Community Guidelines in full Create a commenting name to join the debate You can find our Community Guidelines in full Create a commenting name to join the debate Your account has been blocked for contravening the . Enter your email to follow new comments on this article. Are you sure you want to submit this vote? Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Create a commenting name to join the debate Create a commenting name to join the debate

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