Is "Point Of Sale Deposit Airbnb / Visa Direct" fraud?

Written by Jemina Owen-Jones

April 18th, 2024

About "Point Of Sale Deposit Airbnb / Visa Direct"

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.
  • Point Of Sale Deposit: This indicates that a deposit was made at a point of sale, which typically refers to a physical location where goods or services are purchased.
  • Airbnb: This refers to the company with which the transaction was made, indicating that it is related to an accommodation or rental service provided by Airbnb.
  • Visa Direct: This indicates that the transaction was made using Visa Direct, which is a service provided by Visa that allows for fast and convenient transfers of funds between Visa accounts.
  • Find & fight fraud from anywhere

    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.
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