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Eric Porat

The Serial Online Scammer

I’m writing this article to generate awareness about a prominent scammer, Eric Porat. He has launched numerous scams in the past and is currently planning to launch Ibeatyou.com for scamming more people. 

If someone named Eric Porat, Eric Mitchel Porat, or Eric P has contacted you before, then please read this article first before you take any action: 

Who is Eric Porat?

Eric Porat claims to be a serial online entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience. He owns multiple websites and has several ventures. However, saying that he is a serial entrepreneur would be a half-lie. Calling him a serial scammer would be more suitable.

Here are some websites Eric owns:

  • Vayg.com, a site notorious for running a subdomain leasing scam
  • DroidViews.com, a website Eric took over wrongfully
  • ExtensionMetric.com, a website involved in stealing millions of users’ data through hijacking their browsers
  • Discountedpurchases.com, an ecommerce store that charges for original products but sends cheap knock-offers 

Almost all of these websites are offline at the time of writing this article. But you get the idea now. Eric is an experienced scammer with multiple ventures under his belt. The worst thing is that there could be many more. I have shared these scams in detail in the next section. 

Eric Porat’s Various Scams:

I did some research on Eric and discovered that he has launched a series of scams. Many of these scams were active just a few months ago so I don’t know how many he has released in the past. 

Currently, Eric is planning to launch Ibeatyou and I have reasons to believe that it would be a scam too. Doubt me? Read the following scams and you’ll start suspecting Ibeatyou to be a scam too:

01.

Running a Subdomain Leasing Scam

Eric Porat had tried to scam 7labs.io through leasing one of their subdomains. However, the people at 7labs realised that they were getting ripped off so they didn’t lose as much as they could’ve. Eric was using Vayg.com as the business to contact others for subdomain leasing. When 7labs lost a hefty sum and realised that they were the victims of a scam, they shared their experiences with Eric on their blog. 

Since then, Eric has kept his website, Vayg.com, offline. I believe he doesn’t want to attract more negative attention to that site. Let me explain what subdomain leasing is so you would understand his scam better:

What is Subdomain Leasing?

Subdomain leasing is a way of generating passive income for websites. If a website is www.example.com, then its subdomains would be ‘anotherexample.example.com’. 

Websites usually lease their subdomains to another website or business. This way the website gets a fixed income while the other party gets to use the brand name of the former. 

Eric had contacted 7labs for their subdomain ‘content.7labs.io’. 

How He Scammed 7labs:

In early 2020, Eric had contacted 7labs.io for subdomain leasing. At first, they rejected his proposal because it didn’t meet their criteria. But later he came to them with a new proposal and they accepted it as it met their requirements. However, they didn’t know that they were doing business with a scammer.

Eric sent them one payment to seem reliable but didn’t give them any credentials to access the site. Then he started using the subdomain to upload content which was not permitted according to their contracts. When 7labs found out, they raised questions and told Eric to stop doing this. 

In his reply, Eric sent them the credentials but didn’t pay them anymore. Instead he started demanding a refund saying that 7labs wasn’t letting him use the subdomain according to the contract.

It’s great that 7labs discovered his shady activities early on. If they would’ve taken longer, I suspect they would have lost a lot more. No one knows how many websites Eric has scammed through subdomain leasing, which is another scary thing to consider. 

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Wrongful Takeover of Websites

Recently, Eric took over the ownership of DroidViews.com, which is now the website with the highest DA (Domain Authority) in his collection. However, the way he got its ownership is shady and mischievous. 

According to the last owner of DroidViews (Rakesh) Eric robbed the site from him. has shared his experience on different platforms. He said that Eric had contacted him for a subdomain leasing contract. I have already discussed how devious Eric’s subdomain leasing scam is. 

Eric first convinced Rakesh to sell him the domain for $XXX,XXX. He had promised to pay Rakesh through partial payments in a period of four months. However, Eric only paid him one of those installments and then cited a breach of their agreement to stop the rest of the payments. He also used this excuse to take over the site wrongfully. 

The victim was left in debt and lost his only source of income because of this. Eric, on the other hand, is still using DroidViews to strengthen his brand. 

How Eric Porat Pulled off this Scam

The agreement between Eric and Rakesh stated that the latter had to ensure less than 4% invalid entry for six months on the site. And if the seller (Rakesh) failed to fulfil any of the buyer’s (Eric Porat) requirements in the contract, the seller wouldn’t get any money but the buyer would have the website. 

The above-mentioned condition doesn’t seem much complicated. But the thing is, Eric had gained control of the website before he created this contract. Only the owner (admin) of the website can fix the issue of invalid traffic. And Rakesh was no longer the admin of his website.

In simple words, Eric created a biased contract and manipulated Rakesh into signing it. 

Later, after everything was done, Eric claimed that the website was getting more than 60% invalid traffic, so it was a breach of the contract’s conditions. This way, he got the ownership of the website without having to pay anything. No one knows how many wrongful takeovers Eric has done before.   

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Shady Chrome Extensions

Another prominent scam Eric was running a few months was hijacking chrome extensions for malware. Here, he would contact the developers of a chrome extension, offer them a monthly fee ranging from $XXX to $XXXXX to add a script file and then use their extensions for forcefully opening web pages on their user’s browsers.

Whenever the users of these chrome extensions opened a new window in their browser, some web pages would launch automatically. It was very suspicious indeed and many users discussed this on various forums. 

Apparently, Eric was convincing the developers by claiming that the file he wanted to add to their extensions was for a harmless analytics project. When the website he used to contact them (ExtensionMetric.com) got notorious because of this scam, he took it down and changed its name to DigitalDiscovered.com. 

His seemingly harmless script file was actually hijacking the browsers of those extensions’ users. I believe he has hijacked the browsers of more than a million people through such extensions. The number could be much greater because there’s no way to find out the exact amount. 

Also, I don’t know if Eric is still running this scam. If you’re a developer and someone contacts you with such a proposition, please ignore them. There’s a high chance that the person is a scammer and wants to steal your users’ data by using your brand and product. Eric gets away with this scam because the users think it’s the developer’s fault. He gets the data, and the developers get the complaints. 

04.

Mutually LLC’s Scam

Mutually LLC is proof that Eric Porat is capable of launching different kinds of fraudulent companies. It was an ecommerce store and seemed quite normal. However, those purchased from it, found out that it was just a scam.

Most of the customer reviews on Mutually LLC complain about receiving a fake product. One user thought they bought a GoPro 7 Hero Camera by paying $XXX for it. However, the company sent them a cheap knock-off. They didn’t receive the item they had ordered. And so they complained about it. Because the customer had already paid the store, they didn’t care about the complaint anymore.

Another complaint pointed out that Mutually LLC had blocked their email address after they made the purchase. That’s because they knew they had scammed the person and didn’t want to listen to any complaints. After running this scam for months, Eric took down the website and it’s no longer active. However, the damage is already done and many people have lost their money to him through this mischievous scheme. 

Eric’s Mutually LLC was selling fake products to people and was running a major Ecommerce scam.

Eric Porat is Launching Ibeatyou.com (Another Scam?)

Eric is a serial scammer and as you would’ve noticed by now, he has performed various sorts of frauds  before. This time, he is preparing to launch Ibeatyou.com, which used to be a popular video website. 

Ibeatyou used to allow people to give video challenges to their friends and peers. It got popular because of a few celebrities but shut down some time later. Now that Eric has got its ownership, it’s certain that he will exploit this site’s powerful brand for malicious applications.

Nearly all of the scams we discussed in the previous sections are recent. Eric took over Rakesh’s website in 2019. He tried to scam 7labs in March 2020. 

It’s obvious that he’s planning to launch another scam by using the popular brand name of Ibeatyou.com. He is already spending a huge lot on positive PR so that the stories of his fraudulent activities would get buried:

Ibeatyou scam from Eric Porat
Eric’s paid positive PR to launch his new scam (Ibeatyou)

Should You Trust Ibeatyou.com?

I wouldn’t recommend using Ibeatyou. The only reason to suspect Ibeatyou is its new owner, Eric Mitchell Porat. That man has only launched scams in his career and it wouldn’t surprise anyone if he launched another one. 

In my opinion, he would probably use Ibeatyou to steal users’ data. However, he might launch a different kind of scam too. 

You should stay away from Ibeatyou.com because of its shady ownership. Its owner, Eric Porat, has only launched scams in the past. Better be safe than sorry.

Eric Porat Review 2020: Conclusion

It’s obvious that Eric Porat is a scammer. He has been looting people through various kinds of fraudulent activities for a long time. The worst of it all is that no one knows how many other scams Eric has launched before. I believe he has scammed thousands of people in his career. 

Still, he’s the one roaming around scot-free without facing any consequences for his shady activities. It’s the sad reality of our society. 

This post was only to generate awareness about Eric Porat. If you have been scammed by this man as well through one of his schemes, you can share your experience below in the comment section. 

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Eric's long list of scams and frauds has made him rich enough to launch more. Please stay away from this man and raise awareness.

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CONS
  • Runs a subdomain leasing scam
  • Runs an Ecommerce scam
  • Stole millions of users' data
  • Stole websites
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    I had bought a product from one of Eric’s sites. I just recently found out that the website you’ve mentioned was actually a scam.
    I had ordered sport shoes from his store of a reputed brand.
    But instead of sending me the original product they sent me a cheap knockoff. I couldn’t believe it at first but when I realised that I had been scammed, I contacted the customer support.
    Unsurprisingly, the customer support didn’t respond to my complaint.
    I’m warning people not to use Ibeatyou.
    That platform is now in the hands of very dangerous people.

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    Eric Mitchell Porat is an international scammer. Many have fallen victim to his scams, and some of them have tried to raise a voice, but Eric has shut them all up by burying their posts. I hope Eric Porat scam victims and ibeatyou.com victims get justice soon. This charade should end asap, and the only way to stop this serial scammer, is by spreading the word. I’ve shared this article with my friends and on FB, I request you all to do the same.

    - CONS: Ruthless scammer
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    Ibeatyou.com is a scam
    October 20, 2020 at 6:59 am
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    Eric Porat is a vicious scammer who has only made money through ripping off other people. My friend lost thousands of dollars because of this scammer. He was one of the Chrome extension developers you have mentioned in this article.
    Eric had contacted him and told him that he wants to do some research and would pay some commission to the developers. My friend was very skeptical of this deal at first but then thought that there could be nothing wrong with that.
    It was the worst mistake he made so far. After letting Eric do what he wanted to do with their extension, it didn’t take long for their customers to start complaining. Soon , they were getting tons of emails complaining that their extension was acting shady. The new users of their extension were calling them outright scammers. They were claiming that the developers were using the extension to install malware in their systems. I don’t know whether that’s true or not. Seeing the extent of his scams, I wouldn’t be surprised if Eric Porat really started installing malware in other people’s systems.
    Anyway, there weren’t many developers in my friend’s team and everyone started blaming him for this. He was kicked out of that team because of Eric!
    So yeah, I don’t think anyone should entertain the thought of signing up on Ibeatyou.com. If it’s an Eric Porat product, it would definitely be a scam.

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  4. OMG, I thought Ibeatyou is making a legit comeback but it doesn’t look that way. Thank you for this article. At least now I know to avoid that relaunch.

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    I had bought from one of his eCommerce websites. That place sent me a duplicate and didn’t respond to any of my complaints. Even though I sent numerous emails to them regarding this issue, they didn’t acknowledge it at all. It wouldn’t surprise me if Ibeatyou.com turns out to be a scam too.

    - CONS: Scam
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  6. Oh that’s so sad. My kids were avid users of Ibeatyou.com. They were quite excited when I told them that it’s coming back. Although they are much older now, they wanted to try out this platform. But I’ll let them know that it’s not safe to use it anymore. Thank you kind sir for writing this review.

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    Ibeatyou was an amazing platform. I had participated in multiple competitions there. It’s so sad to see a scammer ruin something so great. It would had been better if the owners wouldn’t have sold the company at all. Now the TikTokers would think Ibeatyou was always a scam.

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  8. I remember using Ibeatyou when it first launched. It was so fun to use. When it closed down, I was really sad. My friend and I used to do challenges there nearly every week. But as they started imposing limits on users, the thing lost its fun and we got bored too. I would have tried it again for the nostalgia but after reading this review, I wouldn’t. It’s so sad to see that an amazing website like Ibeatyou got into the hands of a scammer.

  9. This man seems quite dangerous. I’m glad you shared this review here otherwise I wouldn’t have known about this scam at all. Thank you.

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    I have been a victim of a similar subdomain leasing scam. Although I am not sure whether it was Eric or not, but I can guarantee you, that person behaved quite similarly to what you have explained here.
    That website was the best one I had. It had the highest DA among all the websites I’ve ever had. And to lose it like this was really depressing.
    I tried to take action against the scammer but I failed. That scammer is still running my website and has its ownership.

    - CONS: Dangerous scam
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