I-PRAC is the International Property Rental Approval Certification. It is a membership affiliate system for property owners and rental agencies which offer short-term rental accommodation for holidays and business.
The certificate is awarded by an official body of industry experts who work with Government agencies all over the world to carry out a robust and in-depth verification process. This process involves several stages of checks to ensure all members are legitimate operators.
The application process can take up to three weeks, during which time I-PRAC experts will verify identity, company ownership and bank account details. This includes the examination of official documents and telephone verification. I-PRAC will also verify any online platform listings.
Anyone booking with an I-PRAC-approved member can rest assured that they are safe to hand their money over. If a provider isn’t registered with I-PRAC, ask them why not?
Peace of mind when booking a holiday or rental accommodation
Confidence that you are using a legitimate provider
Less stress and worry
Hugely minimise your risk of falling victim to rental fraud
Quick and easy to use
Accommodation fees back in the event rental fraud occurs
Free of charge for the renter or holidaymaker
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We have all heard of horrific stories about families and business people who arrive in a foreign destination after paying the full rental fee, only to find that the property does not exist. In addition to realizing that they have been defrauded and have lost a lot of money, they must also scramble to find other accommodations.
Rental fraud is on the increase and it is very difficult for the customer to verify whether they are booking their accommodation with a legitimate provider – even when booking through a well-known, reputable platform.
Fraudsters use sophisticated tactics to trick you into believing they are legitimate, including professional photographs of properties and customer service emails and phone lines.
Once they have your money, you will never hear from them again. If you’re lucky, you’ll discover this before you set off on holiday, but there are countless horror stories of families arriving in a foreign country to find they have been duped.
By increasing its membership worldwide, I-PRAC is putting a stop to this. Using I-PRAC to check your provider enables you to take control and ensure you don’t become a fraudster’s latest victim.
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