Many times, the desire to provide an incredible family road trip does not account for the unexpected, especially if the unexpected involves a mishap in road trip lodging.
Nationwide, USA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014
WeGoLook provides families the opportunity to verify the existence and condition of a vacation home before leaving for their trip through the WeGoLook Property Inspection Report.
Right now, all across the country, families are putting together the last minute details for their final road trip before the school year begins. Shelling out thousands of dollars between lodging, gas, meals and entertainment usually puts families at their maximum road trip budget. Many times, the desire to provide an incredible family road trip does not account for the unexpected, especially if the unexpected involves a mishap in road trip lodging.
WeGoLook has seen an influx in vacation home rental scams recently. This is in part due to the desire of bargain hunting for vacation properties through AirBNB, VRBO, Home Away, and Craigslist. While sharing economy platforms generally provide excellent rates and benefits for family road trips, they come with a greater risk of potential scams.
Fraudsters will use online platforms to list properties that are greatly misrepresented or may not even exist. Many times, the fraudster will ask the vacationer to send a deposit through cashier’s check or wire-transfer before “locking-in” the reservations. Little does the vacationer know they are being scammed.
When the vacationer arrives at their destination, they often find the property is not existent. The photos were stolen from another ad and the address does not match up with what was represented in the sales ad. Or the vacationer will discover that the photos were outdated, significant damage had occurred to the property and will not provide the comfort represented. Another common scam occurs when a fraudster represents themselves as the owner of a property. They send actual photos, use the correct address, and things appear to be normal. When arriving onsite, the vacationer discovers the actual owner of the property is not the individual represented through the vacation ad online. All of these scenarios can be prevented through WeGoLook’s Property Inspection Report.
WeGoLook will dispatch an Agent to the onsite location of the potential vacation property. During the site visit, the Agent meets with the property owner, takes current photos, verifies the address, and discusses any questions the vacationer may have about their stay. All of this information is compiled into a WeGoLook Report and delivered electronically to the customer in time to lock in vacation plans.
Families that use WeGoLook’s service prior to a road trip arrive with peace of mind for their well-deserved rest and relaxation. If you are looking for a bargain vacation this summer, take the time to verify the property before you release any money—it could save your family thousands of dollars while stopping scammers in their place.
WeGoLook is third party verification company featuring 10,000+ Agents in the United States. Agents capture dynamic data through the use of photo and video verification and complete custom tasking such as item pickup and delivery and more. WeGoLook specialized in verifying online dates, autos, properties, boats, heavy equipment, antiques, electronics, furniture, RV’s and other assets. WeGoLook is a global service and has expanded to international markets in the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia with other countries to follow.
For additional information about WeGoLook, please contact 855.265.5665 or http://www.wegolook.com.