Airbnb is believed to be purchasing background-check startup Troo.ly Inc in a deal expected to close today (19 June 2017).

The tech company, launched in 2014 and helping Airbnb authenticate user identities since 2015, analyses data from public records, social media and other sources to identify fraudulent listings from people posing as property owners and side deals between hosts and guests bypassing Airbnb.

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