Airbnb did not disclose the total price (including the local tax) in the final price page. After I made the payment on Airbnb, the host send me a message demanding that I pay 4 times the amount of the actual city tax in cash upon check-in. When I contacted Airbnb about the issue, they did not see any problem with that and told me to make the payment since the host mentioned the cash payment at the bottom of his listing page. When I, the guest, refused to make additional payments in cash and cancelled the reservation, Airbnb refused to issue a refund. Airbnb continues to claim that the refund needs to be issued by the host. The host in turn claims that the refund needs to be issued by Airbnb. I reported the host to the local authorities who launched an investigation for tax fraud on the basis the host’s listing demanding 4 times the local tax amount to be paid in cash. I informed Airbnb about the investigation and requested the refund again. Airbnb continues to claim that the host decides whether I get the refund. A scammer is not going to refund anybody’s money. Airbnb allows scammers to take advantage of guests through their platform while they enrich themselves based on these unethical business practices which makes them a party to the wrong.