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Homelidays - I wished I had been warned!

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1. I used Homelidays to find an apartment based upon the review I could find.
2. I did everything Homelidays recommended by contacting the owner, making a reservation, and taking out their "surprise-proof" insurance.
3. I sent a deposit to the owner.
4. I became suspicious about the owner because of the poor level of English used by a doctor (the owner) on a subsequent email asking for more money.
5. I contacted Homlidays to express my concerns and I received an email back stating that the owner and the apartment listed on their web site is a fraud.
6. After weeks and many emails and phone calls, I have not received any further responses to file an insurance claim. The fine print in the their "surprise-proof" insurance is that they don't pay when it is owner fraud. This is contrary to Homelidays saying they will pay if the apartment is in the wrong place or the size of the apartment is wrong ---they just say it's owner's fraud. In my case, the apartment was not even there.
7. They obviously list apartments without a simple legitimacy check (ie. the phone book).
8. With exchange rates and Western Union fees, I am out about $600US.
9. Though others have stated they have had success with Homelidays ( I wonder if they are employees of Homelidays) without problems sending cash, I will NEVER send cash again NOR ever use Homelidays.

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