Some friends of mine have just recently bought a mobile home to rent out in the South of France. They've advertised it on the bon coin last night and today they thought they had a booking but it sounded iffy to me.
The gentleman from Ile de Reunion asked for the contract and my friends details concerning the payment of the deposit. He then in a series of emails gave some convoluted explanation of forwarding funds via a banque postale account and then them sending him a cheque and so on. It looked even iffier then and we concluded it is a con.
I just wondered if any of you could share details of any con's scams etc you are aware of when renting out a holiday home/bnb room etc in France.
I said I'd ask so I can give him an idea of what to look out for as I would hate for them to fall foul of some idiot scam.