In light of the report on Good Morning Britain in the past few week, Snaptrip, the largest site for UK holiday rentals says that they make sure that there is no way for customers to be conned this summer by phoning all holiday makers to confirm their booking in person.
Snaptrip only launched 12 months ago and has over 28,000 properties available to rent in the UK and Ireland. CEO Matt Fox ensured that they implemented failsafe measures to ensure that their customers are never put at risk and says that by simply phoning the property owner and confirming a booking this way rather than by email, removes the risk when combined with other security measures.
An important part of their site functionality is to ensure that email communications could not be intercepted and fake listings couldn't be posted - the two main ways that holidaymakers are duped into parting with cash which goes to fraudsters.
By manually listing all properties on the site (which are from the portfolios of partners such as Cottages4you) and not allowing access to the site for third parties, risks are removed. By contacting each holidaymaker who enquires about a trip by phone, the customer has peace of mind and only pays for their rental having spoken to Snaptrip personally. In addition, the owner has reassurance that none of their income is lost to criminals.
Let's hope more companies take the time to ensure our safety in this way in the future. Well done Snaptrip.
Article via SeriouslyPR