Fake bookings mainly from India and Pakistan
Hi all i am being plagued with fake bookings mainly from these 2 countries, I now send a message requesting confirmation that they have a valid visa to enter New Zealand within 24 hours (where I am located) I give an extra couple of days then I send another message saying that they have failed to respond and that the room has been reallocated. I then open the room for another booking however I have to ensure that I put them as a no show the day after the expected arrival. I have contacted B.C but I didn’t get any help. Last month these fake bookings amounted to over $6500.00 I am a small b&b -4 rooms. Also there is a problem with the website that is causing double ups on the number of rooms I have available. I am really Very frustrated about this and I am not alone I have another accommodation provider here in Auckland who has the exact same problems.