Woman’s ‘scary ordeal’ after finding 10 ‘scary’ hidden cameras on Airbnb
A woman has shared her ‘scary ordeal’ after cameras were hidden all over her Airbnb rented home in Philadelphia, US, including the bathroom and bedroom
A woman has shared a warning after claiming to have found 10 spy cameras hidden around the Airbnb house she was staying at.
The woman, who was staying at an Airbnb in Philadelphia, US, opened up about her “scary ordeal” in a video.
Describing how the cameras were “hidden all over the house”, the traveler called @foxytaughtyou on Twitter said guests “should be careful” and added “some were disguised as sprinkler systems”.
She was gravely ‘scared’ when her friend allegedly encountered more ‘in showers and bedrooms’, reports the Daily Star.
She said Airbnb moved them to another property after alerting the Philadelphia police.
Airbnb has since offered her a refund, but says police told them they found no hidden cameras at the property.
The woman tweeted on June 13: “We reported this to [Airbnb] and at the police station on Friday noon and have still not heard from the case.
“We have no idea what footage this owner has and what he is doing with it!
“It’s so dangerous and scary! Thank goodness we noticed the cameras and got out of there!
In a video on TikTok, the couple said they fell asleep on the sofa and discovered the cameras on the ceiling when they woke up.
She added, “We were scared and decided to look all over the Airbnb, all over the ceiling and see if there were any other cameras.
“We discovered that the sprinklers had a camera lens. We got on the chair and did a flash test on these sprinklers and they are cameras.
An Airbnb spokesperson told The Independent: “Our policies strictly prohibit hidden cameras and we take strong action in the exceptionally rare circumstances where it has been reported, including assisting law enforcement to assist them. to hold criminals accountable.
“In this case, our security team has suspended this host and removed this listing from our platform while we fully investigate this report.
“We also provide support for our guest, including a full refund.”
Airbnb has since confirmed to the Daily Star that police investigators plan to close the case.
However, the company said it would still support the customer and refund them.
“We have carefully reviewed this allegation as we do all safety reports,” the spokesperson said.