Of the 14 "reservations" we have received from Booking.com since last December, 10 have been false: Fake names, invalid phone numbers, and weird combinations like a person from India who prefers to speak Russian and gives a U.S. phone number. I don't understand the motivation for someone to go to all this trouble to make a phony reservation. I have brought this up with Booking.com and they completely ignore it. One of their representatives told me that the fact that a client gives an invalid phone number does not mean it is an invalid reservation. We are in Nicaragua so Booking.com will not take credit card payments. So we send a message asking the "client" to provide valid info like a real phone number or their flight reservation number. If they don't, we ignore them.