Paypal Manager – Job Offer Scam

PayPalHere goes another scam, in the form of Paypal Manager Job Offer. Most of the affected people are from Europe and specially from Eastern Europe such as Russia, Ukraine, Poland and other countries.

The modus operandi is simple, scrap job seekers e-mail ids from the job sites such as Monster etc and spam the unsuspecting job seekers. It is very easy to create a job hunter account on Monster and scrap job seekers data easily.

I receive this e-mail from someone who wanted to ask for my opinion on this. Apparently it seems that receiver has created account on UK job site Reed.co.uk which is a bogus job sites which populates fake and non-existent jobs and collect job seekers details and then sell to fraudsters.

I asked the receiver of this e-mail to recall all the job sites he has registered on and the only job site he could remembered was Reed.co.uk fake job site. He even never heard of  Monster as mentioned in the e-mail.

I was also asked by another friend who revealed that he has recently registered on Monster.co.uk and received such e-mail.

If you receive such e-mail click on SPAM button in your e-mail client and delete e-mail completely.

Here is the e-mail

From: lgreen@techunter.com

Hi,

I’m Gloria Hunter, HR manager of Intermpay LTD company. On site
Monster.com.
I have found your cv and want to offer you the vacancy of PayPal Manager.

Job description:

Company Humnpay LTD is seeking for new applicants for the position
“Foreign Payments’ Administrator”. Once employed – a new employee
becomes a part of big Hymnpay company “family”. Most of our agents have
been located in Eastern Europe (Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia), however,
currently we are facing a great increase of interest in our services
from United States, Europe and Australia. Our company’s main goal is to
help buyers and sellers find each other! Foreign Payments’ Administrator
main duty is to accept payments from our customers and reroute them to
our local agents. This job is comission based – you receive 7% from each
transfer. All fees and taxes are covered by us. Main advantages of this
position are:
- takes only about 1-3 hours a day
- rapid career growth possibility
- does not require any initial payments from your side
Average agent’s salary is 500 to 3500 US dollars per month (depending on
numbers received payments).
We are looking for a communicative person, an extravert who is capable
of a precise and prompt execution of work instructions from the head
manager. If you are willing to apply for the position of Foreign
Payments Administrator you are over 18 years old, must have an mail
account with a stable internet access, cell phone.

If you’re interested in this vacancy, please contact us at
humnpay@ymail.comwith next details:
Full name:
Age:
At least 21 years old.
Sex:
Home address:
Telephone number (home and cell)
Current job if any
Education
Your PayPal account status (verified\unverified\business)
And reply.
�

Thanks,
Jane Houston

Comments

31 Responses to “ Paypal Manager – Job Offer Scam ”
  1. Shaun

    Hey, I’m from Scotland and I just stumbled upon this page, started reading it and I noticed a majour error: Reed.co.uk is NOT a fake site. Infact I am currently employeed under contract with reed as a temp worker in Rosyth and I have been getting paid for several months now. There is definetly nothing fake about the site. Maybe I read your article wrong (I sorta just stopped to send you this e-mail) but I feel it may be worth it to tell you anyway.

    Yours Sincerely,
    Shaun.

    • Ajay Kumar Singh

      Shaun,
      I’ve been watching Reed.co.uk since it started as a recruitment consultancy. I’m not saying it is a fake job site, what I’m saying is that jobs posted on this site are fake or non-existent. It is very common practice for the job sites to post fake jobs to boost up their stats and then try to monetize. I work in online marketing and know all the inside stuff which goes on there.

      I’ve also used reed.co.uk in the past when I used to be a jobseeker. I’ve worked in a variety of domain and have tested all job sites in the UK. I know each and every job site and what they are up to. Just by looking at the posted jobs I can tell if they are fake or real.

      Even I don’t hesitate to say that 100% of jobs posted on reed.co.uk are fake, non-existent, or copied which means that if you apply for any job there you will never get any reply.

      However I’m not saying that reed.co.uk is a complete fake establishment. I’ve nothing against reed.co.uk.

      For this particular scam job for Paypal Manager role, I’ve verified with my friend and aksed him to check out all his e-mails and recall all the sites where he has applied. The only job site he had applied was on reed.co.uk and my guess is that his e-mail was leaked out from reed.co.uk (read sold) to such scammer.

      My friend is very caution with his e-mails and never leaves any trace of his e-mail to anyone, it is also non-traceable on the Internet. So there is no way his e-mail could have been obtained by any other means that from reed.co.uk.

      I’m not a MI5 agent and I’ve no concrete proof to substantiate my claim. Everything reported here is based on my own observation.

  2. Eric

    Hello Ajay,

    I have just received the Paypal Manager scam email as copied below. I came across your page when I searched to see if the Humnpay LTD company existed. I have taken your advice and reported the Email as spam and deleted it.

    Thanks for the alert.

    Just for info, the version of the Email that I received was from: msc@cslawfirm.com and marked as sent to: anneshearing@hotmail.com (I never really understand how they get routed to your own address!)

    Best regards,

    Eric.

    Received Email copied below:

    Hi,

    I’m Gloria Hunter, HR manager of Humnpay LTD company. On site Monster.com. I have found your cv and want to offer you the vacancy of PayPal Manager.

    Job description:

    Company Humnpay LTD is seeking for new applicants for the position “Foreign Payments’ Administrator”. Once employed – a new employee becomes a part of big Hymnpay company “family”. Most of our agents have been located in Eastern Europe (Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia), however, currently we are facing a great increase of interest in our services from United States, Europe and Australia. Our company’s main goal is to help buyers and sellers find each other! Foreign Payments’ Administrator main duty is to accept payments from our customers and reroute them to our local agents. This job is comission based – you receive 7% from each transfer. All fees and taxes are covered by us. Main advantages of this position are:
    - takes only about 1-3 hours a day
    - rapid career growth possibility
    - does not require any initial payments from your side
    Average agent’s salary is 500 to 3500 US dollars per month (depending on numbers received payments). We are looking for a communicative person, an extravert who is capable of a precise and prompt execution of work instructions from the head manager. If you are willing to apply for the position of Foreign Payments Administrator you are over 18 years old, must have an mail account with a stable internet access, cell phone.

    If you’re interested in this vacancy, please contact us at humnpay@ymail.comwith next details: Full name:
    Age:
    At least 21 years old.
    Sex:
    Home address:
    Telephone number (home and cell)
    Current job if any
    Education
    Your PayPal account status (verified\unverified\business)
    And reply.

    Thanks,
    Jane Houston

    • Ajay Kumar Singh

      Glad that my post helped someone ;)

      • Gemma

        Thanks for this post.

        Just received this an hour ago. Just so that you know . . .

        Good day!

        Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Daniel Jones, and I am the personnel manager at ASP-Group Company. At this time, there is a vacancy in our company for a PayPal manager. I think that you may have an interest in the following information:

        Job Opening: PayPal manager
        Payment: up to $37,000 USD per year
        Type: Permanent, part-time – from 20 to 40 hrs a week
        Advantages:
        - Home based position
        - Possibility to combine this job with your full-time one
        - Flexible working time
        - Free training
        To apply for our position you should be full legal age, have U.S.A citizenship or work permission, be responsible person and have knowledge of personal computer.

        If you are interested in this opening, please write us to: Daniel.Jones@asp-groupcompany.com .
        Best regards,
        Daniel Jones.

        • L Hogan

          I received the same email from Daniel Jones. It went to my spam mail automatically.

  3. Martin Butt

    I just received it too. Looked like a scam so Googled it and came here.

  4. Dave Owen

    Hi Ajay,

    Guess what, I was working on the Reed Iprofile last night and today voila:

    Hi,

    I’m Gloria Hunter, HR manager of Humnpay LTD company. On site Monster.com.
    I have found your cv and want to offer you the vacancy of PayPal Manager.

    Job description:

    Company Humnpay LTD is seeking for new applicants for the position “Foreign Payments’ Administrator”. Once employed – a new employee becomes a part of big Hymnpay company “family”. Most of our agents have been located in Eastern Europe (Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia), however, currently we are facing a great increase of interest in our services from United States, Europe and Australia. Our company’s main goal is to help buyers and sellers find each other! Foreign Payments’ Administrator main duty is to accept payments from our customers and reroute them to our local agents. This job is comission based – you receive 7% from each transfer. All fees and taxes are covered by us. Main advantages of this position are:
    - takes only about 1-3 hours a day
    - rapid career growth possibility
    - does not require any initial payments from your side
    Average agent’s salary is 500 to 3500 US dollars per month (depending on numbers received payments).
    We are looking for a communicative person, an extravert who is capable of a precise and prompt execution of work instructions from the head manager. If you are willing to apply for the position of Foreign Payments Administrator you are over 18 years old, must have an mail account with a stable internet access, cell phone.

    If you’re interested in this vacancy, please contact us at humnpay@ymail.comwith next details:
    Full name:
    Age:
    At least 21 years old.
    Sex:
    Home address:
    Telephone number (home and cell)
    Current job if any
    Education
    Your PayPal account status (verified\unverified\business)
    And reply.

    Thanks,
    Jane Houston

    BINGO.

    Thanks for the advice. I’ve shot this one and will be deleting my profile from Reed.

    • Ajay Kumar Singh

      Tx Dave.
      I already explained to Shaun in my earlier reply that Reed.co.uk is leaking/selling data to 3rd party scammers which is shame.

      Glad that I’ve now 1 more proof.

      Looking forward for more people to report this issue and get reed.co.uk busted.

  5. Gift

    Hey also received the same message today…once sent my cv to Monster about 3yrs back when i was in UK..but now im in Africa…i do remember Monster well and it never replied mi for any job…these guys know each other i agree w u Ajay..

  6. Judy mchugh

    I’ve just received this same email – I originally put my CV on Monster a few years ago (about 5 years or so ago now) – I’ve since relocated to Australia (3 years ago) and am now on maternity leave – I was actually going to reply to this ad as I thought it might be a nice little earner whilst I’m at home with my new baby but thought I’d check it out first – this is the first website I came across and I’m glad I did ! Thanks for the heads up!

    • Ajay Kumar Singh

      I’m glad that this post is really helping others.
      I didn’t know that people really take such e-mails seriously.

  7. Mark Rhodes

    Hello

    My name is Mark Rhodes and I’m Head of Marketing & eCommerce at reed.co.uk.

    Firstly, I’d like to stress that any scam (proven or otherwise) that we learn of which relates to jobs posted on any recruitment website is of significant concern to us. As such, at reed.co.uk we have a dedicated support function responsible for verifying the content of all vacancies posted on the site. We go to great lengths to ensure the quality and authenticity of jobs advertised on reed.co.uk and have a number of measures in place to ensure jobseekers using the service benefit from a safe and secure experience.

    Secondly, ony the jobseeking details of candidates who have given appropriate permission are made available to genuine recruiters, who have been verified for their suitability. reed.co.uk never sells email list data about reed.co.uk’s users to third parties. When registering with reed.co.uk, users can choose to make their details available only to recruiters whose jobs they have applied for.

    We have previously been made aware of so-called ‘phishing’ scams where the names of popular job sites (including reed.co.uk) have been used as a way to elicit contact and information from jobseekers. As such, reed.co.uk’s online Security Centre carries advice and information about this and other online security issues: http://www.reed.co.uk/confidence.aspx

    As the UK’s number one job site, we go to great lengths to respect and protect the privacy and security of our users. If you have any concerns relating to vacancies on reed.co.uk, you can contact the reed.co.uk team via the form on the following page: http://www.reed.co.uk/ContactUs.aspx

    Thanks very much for reading.

    Best wishes
    Mark Rhodes
    Head of Marketing & eCommerce, reed.co.uk

    • Ajay Kumar Singh

      “Hello

      My name is Mark Rhodes and I’m Head of Marketing & eCommerce at reed.co.uk.”
      Welcome and Tx for reply and clarification.

      “As such, at reed.co.uk we have a dedicated support function responsible for verifying the content of all vacancies posted on the site. We go to great lengths to ensure the quality and authenticity of jobs advertised on reed.co.uk and have a number of measures in place to ensure jobseekers using the service benefit from a safe and secure experience.”

      That is absolutely rubbish. Few years ago when I last used reed.co.uk I’ve done extensive research on the vacancies posted on reed.co.uk and found that all vacancies are bogus or mere a copy or scrapped from other site just to boost numbers. This is a very common practice followed by any new (and sometime well established) job sites. Search for any job from any site and chances are that you will see the same job posted/scrapped on at least 10 other UK job sites.

      On top of that when I used to apply for jobs I didn’t even get a single acknowledgment for any application let alone any response from the job posters.

      Finally I’ve to give up wasting time on reed.co.uk and marked it as blacklisted job site and since then I’ve never used it again.

      “As the UK’s number one job site”
      This is laughable. Every job site in the UK claim to be No.1. JobSite, TopJobs, TotalJobs all of them are No. 1 so how many No. 1s are out there ;)

      “We have previously been made aware of so-called ‘phishing’ scams where the names of popular job sites (including reed.co.uk) have been used as a way to elicit contact and information from jobseekers. As such, reed.co.uk’s online Security Centre carries advice and information about this and other online security issues:”

      It didn’t stop. As you can see on above comments that the candidates who just registered on reed.co.uk started to get phishing e-mails. My friend also received the phishing e-mail as soon as he applied to the job, which proves that you have done nothing to stop this practice and continue to leak out data to 3rd parties who in turn either mis-utilize it or resell to others.

      “Secondly, ony the jobseeking details of candidates who have given appropriate permission are made available to genuine recruiters, who have been verified for their suitability. reed.co.uk never sells email list data about reed.co.uk’s users to third parties. When registering with reed.co.uk, users can choose to make their details available only to recruiters whose jobs they have applied for.”

      Really?? So my friend and the others who replied to this post have “opted to receive phishing e-mails” during registration?

      If you are really into some genuine business then you better do some home work in cleaning up the mess you have already created.

      Leaking out users data by any means violates UK’s data protection act and you might get in some serious trouble if someone really decided to take action.

      If you think you are clean then you better do further security checks on the 3rd parties who you supply the data. If not you then someone else must have been misusing the data for which blame will always go to reed.co.uk as the job seekers register on reed.co.uk.

  8. Elio

    I just got a similar one, and it must have come through Monster, since I’m not on reed.co.uk. Here’s the email I got:

    Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Karen Reed, and I am the personnel Manager at MPD-Poland. Currently, there is a position in MPD-Poland for a PayPal manager. I think that you may be interested in the following details:

    Job Title: PayPal manager
    Salary: up to $37,000 USD per annum.
    Type: Permanent, part-time, from 20 to 40 hours per week

    Advantages:
    - Home based position
    - Possibility to combine this job with your full-time one
    - Flexible work time

    If you have an interest in this position, please reply at email: karen.reed@gmx.com

    Best regards,

    • eternity

      I qot this one too. ^^^^^ smh .. && i actually almost believed it . glad i googled this. thanks everyone :)

      • K. Clark

        Hi,

        I received this same email last week and thought I better check into it further since it sounded too good to be true. Thanks for info and will send it to SPAM.

    • Melissa

      I have received this one several times. I had a feeling it was a scam, but requested more info to be sure. I received the email below. I can’t believe that there are so many scams out there! I am a stay at home mother and want to work from home, but I refuse to fall for this crap. It disgusts me. Hope others are able to avoid these! Thank you for all the responses and help!

      Karen Reed karen.reed@mpdpoland.com to me
      show details 12:50 AM (0 minutes ago)

      Hello Melissa,

      Thank you for your interest to work at our company. The main task of
      our PayPal manager is getting money from the buyer through PayPal
      account and sending it via Western Union. This position is home
      based. You can work from any US state. PayPal manager needn’t
      personally meet with the buyer or arrange any deals.

      Before we discuss the vacancy, let me tell you about us and about
      our activities. Our company is one of the leaders in sporting goods
      production and tourism in Poland. At the moment, we produce over 500
      kinds of different goods, and our product range is growing.
      Well-formed contacts allow us to successfully sell our products in
      many countries across Europe and also in the USA. Lately, we have
      received many orders from the USA, and for this reason, we need new
      PayPal manager who are based there.

      Here’s how it works:
      – The PayPal manager gets the payment for the goods from the
      clients.
      – Manager informs the supervisor the details (sum, time of money
      transfer, etc)
      – The supervisor sends detailed instructions about money transfer
      via Western Union to our original manager to the office in Poland.

      The PayPal manager gets 7 percent for each transaction. Average
      salary is for this job is $30,000 – $35,000 per year. There is no
      costs from your pocket. We pay all fees, etc.

      I’m sure you ask yourself “Why does the company pay additional
      percent when the clients can pay for the order himself?” According
      to the special research 73 percent of buyers prefer online orders.
      That’s why they will order the goods in other store than spend some
      hours of their spare time going to Western Union office. As a result
      of the financial statistics for the latest quarter it’s clear that
      the net of our PayPal managers enlarge the number of sales by 44
      percent. So our main task is to expand the staff of our PayPal
      managers.

      Do you have any questions about this vacancy? If everything is
      clear, email me and I’ll send you future info about this position:
      work place, work time and initial process.


      Best regards,
      Karen Reed
      MPD-Poland Company

    • brandon

      I got this same one too. wow how corrupt is our world!!

  9. Annelle

    I guess they think that we are all fools, here in San Diego, CA I recieved the same email. Do they think that we won’t check into there company. I guess not. But I did.

  10. Maria

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest to work at our company. The main task of
    our PayPal manager is getting money from the buyer through PayPal
    account and sending it via Western Union. This position is home
    based. You can work from any US state. PayPal manager needn’t
    personally meet with the buyer or arrange any deals.

    Before we discuss the vacancy, let me tell you about us and about
    our activities. Our company is one of the leaders in sporting goods
    production and tourism in Poland. At the moment, we produce over 500
    kinds of different goods, and our product range is growing.
    Well-formed contacts allow us to successfully sell our products in
    many countries across Europe and also in the USA. Lately, we have
    received many orders from the USA, and for this reason, we need new
    PayPal manager who are based there.

    Here’s how it works:
    – The PayPal manager gets the payment for the goods from the
    clients.
    – Manager informs the supervisor the details (sum, time of money
    transfer, etc)
    – The supervisor sends detailed instructions about money transfer
    via Western Union to our original manager to the office in Poland.

    The PayPal manager gets 7 percent for each transaction. Average
    salary is for this job is $30,000 – $35,000 per year. There is no
    costs from your pocket. We pay all fees, etc.

    I’m sure you ask yourself “Why does the company pay additional
    percent when the clients can pay for the order himself?” According
    to the special research 73 percent of buyers prefer online orders.
    That’s why they will order the goods in other store than spend some
    hours of their spare time going to Western Union office. As a result
    of the financial statistics for the latest quarter it’s clear that
    the net of our PayPal managers enlarge the number of sales by 44
    percent. So our main task is to expand the staff of our PayPal
    managers.

    Do you have any questions about this vacancy? If everything is
    clear, email me and I’ll send you future info about this position:
    work place, work time and initial process.


    Best regards,
    John Lisowski
    MPD-Poland Company

  11. Maria

    To good to be true!! alert! my brain said… so I played along for a while until I was asked how I wanted to have my earnings sent to me–AHA!! the response… was as follows:

    Hello,

    If you wish work via bank transfer. Please, send me following
    information:

    1. Bank name
    2. Account number
    3. Routing number
    4. Account type (checking / saving)

    BINGO!!!

    NO FURTHER INFORMATION NEEDED—-AT THIS POINT, I RUN FOR THIS SITE TO POST THE LETTERS!!

    HERE’S MORE

    Please, choose a method through which you would like to receive your
    percentage and money required for the fulfillment of test
    transactions:

    1 – PayPal. (I think this is the best method. But I recommend you
    using this method only if you have at least three months
    experience in use of the PayPal system. You have to be a
    member of PayPal for 60 days)
    2 – Bank Transaction.

    > How and by which method will I forward those payment to you?

    Via Western Union.

  12. Star Padilla

    I do received a similar email |

    Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Karen Reed, and I am the personnel Manager at MPD-Poland. At this momrnt, there is a vacancy in MPD-Poland for a PayPal manager. I think that you may be interested in the following details:

    Job Title: PayPal manager
    Payment: up to $37,000 USD per annum.
    Type: Permanent, part-time, from 20 to 40 hours a week

    Advantages:
    - Home based vacancy
    - Possibility to combine this work with your full-time one
    - Flexible working time

    If you have an interest in this vacancy, please reply at email: karenreed@gmx.com

    Best regards,

  13. Yaasmiyn

    Thank you all, I just received the same e-mail and was about to go with it like an idiot until I decided to look up the company and call the phone number provided by “Ms. Reed”.

    Unbelievable the scmas out here these days. Take care.

  14. Chase Tillman

    I just received the same set of emails from Karen Reed. How can I get this to the fbi….this is absolutely ridiculous and I am glad I research everything before I get into it. I did apply for the Paypal Business Mastercard though and got approved….wanted it for other reasons anyway. I want this company to get charges and justice for all the people who probably didn’t research it and got taken for who knows how much. Does anybody have any advice or wanna take further action with me, I have all emails saved from the first one. Lets nail this (MPD POLAND) Karen Reed SCAM!!!!!!!

    • Ajay

      Buddy this is not the Paypal which sends such e-mails, this paypal manager job is sent by scammers and by the paypal.

  15. Dennis

    @Maria: The scam is that they want you to receive transfers (most likely stolen funds, or scam money) and pay it to them via Western Union. When their scam is discovered, the buyers charge back and leave you with a negative Paypal balance while they got the money from you.

    • Tamara Hamby

      Christopher Milam via hotmail.com to europaorbiter
      show details Sep 28
      Hi,
      Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Christopher Milam, and I
      am the personnel manager at BEA Travel Company. Nowadays, there is
      a vacancy in our company. I think that you may have an interest in the following information:

      Job Title: PayPal Manager
      Payment: $25 USD per hour up to $50,000 USD per annum.
      Type: Part-Time and up from 20 to 40 hours a week
      Advantages:
      – Possibility to combine this work with your full-time one
      – Flexible working time
      – Free educational training
      If you have an interest in this offer, please send your
      contact details to the following email: Chris.Milam@gmx.com

      Regards,
      Christopher Milam

      Reply

      Reply to all

      Forward

  16. Dalip S.

    This is what I have received. Notice it is not addressed to me.

    Job 1334687774

    Hide Details
    FROM:
    Daniel Jones

    TO:
    mssuzallen@yahoo.com

    Message flagged Tuesday, April 17, 2012 2:37 PM
    Good day!

    Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Daniel Jones, and I am the personnel manager at ASP-Group Company. At this time, there is a post in our company for a PayPal manager. I think that you may be interested in the following information:

    Job Opening: PayPal manager
    Salary: up to $37,000 USD per annum
    Type: Permanent, part-time – from 20 to 40 hrs a week
    Advantages:
    - Home based position
    - Possibility to combine this job with your full-time job
    - Flexible working time
    - Free educational training
    To apply for this position you should be full legal age, have U.S.A citizenship or work permission, be responsible person and have knowledge of PC.

    If you are interested in this position, please reply us to: Daniel.Jones@asp-groupcompany.com .
    Kind regards,
    Daniel Jones.

  17. Christine

    I too have received an (obvious) spam offer! We must be the lucky ones….. What happened to the old fashioned application and face to face interview process. Some people,cant you just look for an honest job?!!?
    Is this something I can report somewhere?

    See Below

    —- Eric.Rogers@gmx.com wrote:
    > Dear ………….. !
    > I would like to introduce myself.I am Eric Rogers, the personnel manager at ASP-Group Company. Currently, there is a vacancy in our company.. Become a part of our team of professionals at ASP Inc.Wage: up to $37,000 USD per annum. This is an excellent opportunity to earn extra money without leaving your home. Senior Managers are there to guide you through the work process and
    > give you a helping hand. To apply send your contact information in reply.
    >
    > –
    > Thanks & Regards,
    > Eric Rogers
    > Personnel Manager
    >
    > CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message and its attachments are intended solely for the addressed recipient and may contain legally privileged and confidential information. Any unauthorized use, disclosure or duplication is prohibited. If you are not the addressed recipient, or received this e-mail message in error, please notify the sender.

    ………………………………………………………….
    By the way I’m not scared of that Confidential notice…. They shouldn’t send me crap and then I wont repost it. Plus I believe it’s my email and I can forward/repost it!

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