Is "AIRBNB 4977 AIRBNB" fraud?

Written by Jemina Owen-Jones

April 18th, 2024

About "AIRBNB 4977 AIRBNB"

Airbnb is an online hospitality marketplace that has been in business since 2008. They offer a platform for individuals to list, find, and book unique accommodations in various locations around the world. Their retail products include private homes, apartments, villas, cabins, and other unique properties available for short-term rentals.
  • AIRBNB: The merchant or company associated with the transaction
  • 4977: The unique identification code assigned to the transaction
  • AIRBNB: A repeat of the merchant or company name
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    Verify With Receipt

    The best way to tell if this charge is fraudulent is to find the receipt. You may have an electronic copy of the receipt, which you can finding by searching in your email accounts for Airbnb.
    Or, if you want to automatically find and reconcile receipts so you never worry about fraud, you can use SimplyWise to automatically match all bank and credit card transactions to email and paper receipts. The app instantly reconciles your expenses and flags anything that doesn’t match.
    Step 1

    Connect your email

    Download the SimplyWise app and connect your email account. SimplyWise will search through your emails and find all the receipts in your inbox. This allows you to understand what exactly you are paying for when you see a bank transaction on your statement.
    Step 2

    Connect Your Bank

    Connect to your bank account/credit card transactions through the secure (256 bit encryption) Reconciliation feature within the app.
    Step 3


    Reconcile the charges reported by your financial institution against what you’ve recorded in your SimplyWise account. Find fraud quickly! SimplyWise will match your transactions to your bank/credit card spending and check those items off.
    SimplyWise Community Comments
    Marvin Grant
    3 months ago
    That happened to me too! Don't panic, just call your bank and they'll sort it out. Happened to be a mistake on my statement. Good luck!
    Harper Jacobs
    3 months ago
    This fraudulent AIRBNB charge on 5/15/2023 pissed me off! I didn't book anything! Anyone else experience this scam? #fraudulentcharge