John Joseph Benares

Money Laundering thru PayPal


I have been working in the freelance industry since 2017, and this is my first time getting scammed ( hopefully, the last). I want to share my story here to serve as a lesson for others and ensure that you don’t get to experience what I experienced.

July 29, 2022: I applied as a writer through Online The job ad required me to send my resume and samples to someone named Jake (aka the scammer) on Skype, so I did. I didn’t receive any reply from him, so I continued with my job hunt.

Dec 5, 2022: Jake messaged me on Skype (I messaged him before, which is why I’m already on his contacts), asking me to write something. I already had a full-time client, so I turned down his offer.

Dec 15, 2022: Jake messaged me again, asking if I could work as his “PayPal Manager.” He promised to give me 10% of whatever amount he’ll receive, so I agreed. I think everyone knows where this will go — I’ll receive money from his clients and then transfer it to another PayPal account.

Side note: By this time, I wasn’t aware of PayPal Rak and the other scams on PayPal. I rarely use PayPal because my clients pay me thru Wise and Payoneer.

And so, I was receiving money from him and sending it to another PayPal account (the owner of this account is from the PH, by the way) from December 16 to 27, 2022. I think they were about eight transactions from different people.

After December 27, he continued to be active on Skype but no longer messages me about clients sending money thru PayPal. I received my first case on PayPal on January 6. Since then, the people who sent money on PayPal have filed lawsuits. I informed him about these cases and told him he’d “sort it out” and send me money through Gcash once all the issues were closed.

As of this writing, he has been inactive on Skype.

I am making this post for awareness. I don’t want other people to experience, such stressful situation. Grabe ang effect ng situation na ito sa mental and physical health ko. Umabot na ako sa point na hindi makatulog or maka trabaho ng maayos kasi worried ako dun sa cases. Yung tipong halos manlamig ka na dahil sa kaba, yung tulala ka lang most of the time. Sisingsisi ako about what happened. I was really disappointed in myself kasi na scam ako even though there were red flags. This has been one my lowest points in life. And to think, kakasimula pa lang ng 2023.

Jake’s Skype ID is: live:.cid. Please take note of this ID because he has been posting on efe6ba32fcf24121 I’ve seen from the images sent by the buyers when filing for PayPal cases that he also has another Skype account, where he is “Bob.” Baka mag hire ng pinoy tapos biglang mag MIA na naman.

All of the money I received was sent to [email protected] Look him up on Facebook. I don’t know if they’re working together, but according to this person, he has been with Jake for about a year. So maybe accomplice sila or hindi lang talaga niya alam ang gawain ni Jake? But I doubt the latter. 🙂


Is John Joseph Benares a legit?

John Joseph Benares is not running a legit business. They are not aggressive towards customer satisfaction and complaint grievance redressal, Hence 3 consumer[s] submitted negative ratings, and only a few left positive feedback.

Where is John Joseph Benares located?

John Joseph Benares is headquarted at Philippines. You can contact John Joseph Benares by dialing N/A or visit their website [email protected].

How much monetary loss is incurred by John Joseph Benares ’s customers?

According to John Joseph Benares ’s customers, a monetary loss of US $15000 has been reported. The severity of entire incident reports is extremely high.

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3 Reviews on John Joseph Benares

  1. Official Response

    money laundering thru paypal

    Good morning. I would like to request to change the ” Name of the perrson or business ” from John Joseph Benares to Jake Reyes. It was proven and discovered that Mr. Jake Reyes is the one who did the scam and not John Josepth Benares. Please remove the name John Josepth Benares on my post and put the name of the scammer Jake Reyes. This is the details of my post for the moderator of this site as reference of realness that i am the one who posted it before.

    CATEGORY: business
    TOPIC: internet scams
    TITLE OF COMPLAINT: money laundering thru paypal

    The name already mentioned above and my email address same i used in this reciew. Hope to see the changes as soon as possible to give justice and to let Jake Reyes be responsible for scamming me.

    Thank you

  2. Official Response

    Scammer and Fraud. Beware

    He scammed my company out of $3,000. He has a reputation on 2 different online forums of being a scammer. He uses other people to accept payment on Paypal. Our attorney has found his location and we will bring him to justice.


    Check out his Facebook page — looks respectable and religious, right? Don’t be fooled. He’s a scammer!

Reviews: 3
Reported Loss : 15000 $
Severity : Extremely High
Reported by : Anonymous
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