gecko.villas takes your security very seriously and has implemented many levels of security to help prevent any fraudulent activity, below is a list of features we currently have in place.
Do not pay upfront in cash or instant money transfers using companies such as Western Union or Money Gram
Call the telephone number displayed in the advertisement on gecko.villas before paying.
Check that the name used in the e-mail is the same as the one used online.
Bank transfers, make sure the account holder name corresponds with the name online.
Check the online booking calendar to make sure it's not booked during your desired rental period.
Follow the payment methods and terms advertised in the advertisement.
We recommend paying by credit card, PayPal or bank transfer.
Paying by credit card is safe as they offer charge-back protection should there be any issues with your booking.
We keep a record of every property owner and before their advertisement is activated on our site they must produce the following documents.
Proof of ownership of the property.
A recent utility bill of the rental property.
A copy of their passport.
Phishing is the act of sending an email to a user falsely claiming to be an established legitimate enterprise in an attempt to scam the user into surrendering private information that will be used for identity theft.
Phishing email will direct the user to visit a website where they are asked to update personal information, such as a password, credit card, social security, or bank account numbers, that the legitimate organisation already has. The website however, is bogus and set up only to steal the information the user enters on the page.
The owners are required to comply with strict regulations which they must accept before they are allowed to add a property to the website.
If an owner repeatedly receives complaints, the account will be disabled immediately.
Owners are required to pay gecko.villas one year in advance to advertise their properties, so a person intending to defraud, must pay us first.