After disassembling the suspicious-looking device, they reportedly found a micro-SD memory card tucked inside. Upon inspection, they also discovered that the card already contained footage of what had already happened inside the room.
“Fortunately we hadn’t done anything that night, but this was an Airbnb house we had previously rented on an earlier trip,” the man explained.
With some assistance from the South Korean Embassy in Japan, the couple was able to report the case to local police.
“People from the embassy came to the police station to offer support. They drove us to different accommodations to stay at for the remainder of the trip,” the man wrote.
In a statement released to The Korea Herald, an Airbnb representative said:
“Airbnb has a zero-tolerance policy towards privacy infringements” and that “any relevant cases are dealt with utmost gravity.”
Airbnb has since banned the creepy homeowner from the online marketplace and hospitality service community. Meanwhile, “optimal support” was reportedly provided to the couple.
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