Inquiried for a rental house from HomeAway.com website and received an email looking like HomeAway on my Inquiry from like the owner. When asked for a phone call to discuss was told they want it in writing, so would communicate with emails. When agreed on the property I paid with a wire transfer, which was a preffered method and HomeAway.com uses it generally. When closer to the date asked about details and received no response back, called teh owner listed and later found that it was a criminal activity. Filled police report.