Jessica Stoller and his partner Jason Stoller introduce themselves as a wealthy family with his 2 kids and a dog and ask to rent a house for holidays. They are supposed to be Canadian and American and to own two luxury houses in Aspen, Colorado.
They are always in a hurry pretending they are willing to move out of a property that was not according to their taste when they hired it and needing a fast solution. Their “modus operandi” includes pretending they want to try the house for a period and come after a few months to rent long term.
The day they enter they sign the contract and present as a proof of payment copy of a wiretransfer made thru pay-platforms Xoom or Paypal. He makes the transfer the same day that they check in. Once in the property, the payment never arrives and when being pressed, they fake conversations and emails with Xoom to keep the owner confident that there is any kind of problem in the platform but they are solving it.
The night before the rental period is over, they leave without a notice and block any contact to them.
When followed up thru the platform Xoom, you find out that they took the transfer back before it was sent to the receiver. They know the follow up takes 2 weeks for the platform to show, so this is the maximum time they can rent before the fraud is obvious.
They are traveling all around the world with the same method.