A woman is warning the internet to be aware of unsafe Airbnb rentals after claiming she saw hidden cameras while there.
His claims have been circulated online and the vacation rental platform has even launched its own investigation into the footage.
The woman claims there were hidden cameras in the Airbnb bedroom and shower.
The woman who goes by @foxytaughtyou on Twitter posted a series of tweets claiming she had found 10 hidden cameras throughout the house.
She alleged that the property’s sprinkler systems had disguised the lens of some of the cameras.
Explaining her allegations on Twitter, she wrote “We noticed these ‘sprinkler’ CAMERAS were placed in places to get a perfect view of people. Luckily it was a girls trip so I had no reports sexual…but I was naked and changed in that room.”
She claimed she did not meet the owner of the property and added that once they tried to complain the owner did not return their calls.
She further explained that she and her friends opted to switch properties after noticing what they believed to be cameras, but were no longer able to get a refund.
She also expressed concern about the alleged footage.
Airbnb says an investigation confirmed there were no cameras in the house.
The company, along with the local police department, confirmed that no cameras were found in private areas of the home.
In a statement to Newsweek, they wrote: “Our policies strictly prohibit hidden cameras and we take strong action in the exceptionally rare circumstances where it has been reported, including assisting law enforcement to assist them in keeping responsible criminals.”
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Although cameras are not allowed in Airbnbs, you can always take precautions.
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We previously explored some techniques used to detect cameras, including shining your phone’s torch on anything suspicious and looking for a camera lens.
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