We love bashing our own city. We’ll instantaneously bite the head off any non-Miamians who dares talk down about our town, but sometimes it seems we take a bit too much pleasure in reserving that shit talking for ourselves.
Ron Quan lost $4,860 (U.S.) to fraud after booking a vacation rental property at the HomeAway website last July. That’s about $6,000 in Canadian dollars.
His story shows how to protect yourself from criminals who hack into a homeowner’s emails — and why you should not just rely on the limited protection offered by this large online marketplace.