Airbnb scammers are hijacking users’ accounts with great reviews and then burgling them once they’ve gained access to the home, an investigation has found.

Several users of the accommodation-booking website have had their homes burgled after scammers managed to hijack their accounts.

According to the BBC, three of them had their properties burgled after leasing their home to what they thought were verified users.

Scammers managed to hack into their account and change some of their personal details so they could pull off the thefts.

Airbnb was made aware of the investigation and is now cracking down on scammers by tightening their security.

One of their improved features includes sending text warnings if profiles are altered and two-step authentication.

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