The vacation rental industry is relatively new and exploded in the early 2000’s.
As a nascent industry a lot of abuses were committed in large cities and resulted in a lot of frauds and abuses.
Vacation rentals scams in Harbour islands have virtually been non-existent due to its small scale. Nowadays it is really easy to know if a property is legit within a few clicks on a computer. Renters should conduct their due diligence, they could find the owner of the house in a few minutes, call him, read customers reviews and be able to determine rapidly if a scam is suspected.