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Renting a vacation apartment - a collection of posts

Queens, New York
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If 2006 was "The Year Of Avoiding WOOGO", then 2007 was "The Year of the Scam Vacation Apartment Rental!"

We still want to warn visitors that Woogo, Xglob and YourStay are scam websites.

www.woogone.com

But, please read these stories about the growing number of vacation apartment rental scams.

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60763-i5-k1313820… I_m_coming_back_Apartment_rental_question

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60763-i5-k1431693… Vacation_Scam-

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60763-i5-k1146205… Vacation_Rental_wanted_in_Midtown_west-

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60763-i5-k1446395… Where_to_stay-

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60763-i5-k1038481… Apartment_Rentals-

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60763-i5-k1464154… -East_9th_10th_and_3rd_Avenue-

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60763-i5-k1450991… Apartment_rental_232_West_56th_Street_any_info

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60763-i5-k1046138… -Vacation_Rentals-

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60763-i5-k1465438… 120_west_58th_street-

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60763-i5-k1543350… For_Anyone_Seeking_An_Apartment_Rental-

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60763-i5-k1554504… Apartment_scam_idea-

These posts explain:

* how scammers fool ignorant tourists

* why renting an apartment out to tourists may be illegal

* why it may violate leases and condo/co-op rules

* why it can hurt local tenants, and housing stock in general

* why it may also affect the legit hotel industry

Worth reading. Caveat emptor!

(I will ask that this be added to the FAQ)

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Once again the peerless Queensboulevard provides an invaluable resource. As always, great work, QB!!!!

And all you visitors who are thinking of renting apartments -- READ THESE THREADS

Queens, New York
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Thanks Queensblvd- this will help cut explaining a bit.

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Is this being added to the FAQ so we can direct people there?

Queens, New York
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This is already in the FAQ, right after "Get off the Island - lodging outside Manhattan."

Queens, New York
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I'm adding this recent thread to this collection, to keep these all together.

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60763-i5-k1587688… Another_rental_scam-

Very helpful!

Queens, New York
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Another amazing story - this time, from a person whose apartment is being advertised by SOMEONE ELSE as a too-good-to-be-true vacation apartment rental! Unbelievable!

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60763-i5-k1628932… BEWARE_vacation_rental_scam-

Queens, New York
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Another good thread conversation on this topic:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60763-i5-k1620207… Any_advice_on_cyberrentals_holiday_apartment_rental-

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QB--Too bad this can't be a separate "sticky" since many people don't seem to look through the FAQs (which they should do!).

Queens, New York
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Sheesh, this is sadly getting too popular!! Poor dolphinlover!

Check out this thread from the Timeshares and Rentals Forum:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g1-i10700-k1622440… Stay_away_from_Apartment_Escapes_NYC- Timeshares_Vacation_Rentals.html

Queens, New York
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Another good discussion about this topic:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60763-i5-k1758031… Vacation_Rental-