We vet all of our listings in two ways: automatically and manually.
Automatic scam detection
Our platform is constantly searching for indicators of spammer activity and unlisting or banning listers based on these indicators. We don't share these indicators publicly.
We do not permit listings that include a phone number or email address - messages should be sent via Flip.
We ask listers to verify that the apartment they're posting is actually theirs using a utility bill, postcard sent to their address or billing address check. If you see a blue verified badge next to a listing it means that the lister has gone through this process to confirm that the apartment is real and is theirs to rent out.
All our listings are covered by the Flip Listing Guarantee, so if a scam or falsely advertised listing makes it through one of these filters then we'll refund you immediately and find you a new place.