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Old 01-17-2017, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I want to use AirBnB for accomodations for a trip in the near future. When I signed up, they requested verification through a social media site of my choice. I originally throught that meant I could provide a link to my social media profile(s). As I began the process, a window popped up requesting the user name and password to the social media site.

I am reluctant to do this as I do not know what information AirBnB will have access to once I provide the information. Will AirBnB or Jumio have my user name and password? If I have a paid membership to the social media site is that financial information accessible?

Overly cautious or wise in my thinking?
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Old 01-17-2017, 01:40 PM
 
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It just verifies your identity, no access to your financial info
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Old 01-18-2017, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Interesting. I have been booking through AirBnb so long, I don't remember this part of the verification at all. Perhaps it has changed?
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Old 01-18-2017, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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I've used AirBnB for a while and remember having to use my Google account as part of the verification. It was fine, no issues because of it.
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Old 01-19-2017, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Ok, you all are very reassuring. I'm going to do it. LinkedIn in my case.
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