Has anyone named Eric Mitchell Porat, Eric Porat, Eric Mitchell, or Eric P ever approached you with a business proposition? If so, you should consider reading this article before proceeding any further.
Who is Eric Mitchell Porat?
If you search online for Eric Mitchell Porat, you’ll likely come across several business profiles of a Brooklyn-based individual, who is the CEO & co-founder of several companies. He has profiles on LinkedIn, CrunchBase, RocketReach, and many other professional networking platforms.
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Eric Mitchell Porat (from Vayg.com, Mutually LLC) had first approached us in mid-2019 with the proposal to take one of our subdomains on a long-term lease. We did not agree to certain terms of the contract (he was interested in our analytics data).
Finally, he revised his subdomain leasing proposal in February 2020, which we agreed, and then the episode did not go down well to say the least. You can read the full story about our experience with him.
Long story short, Eric Mitchell Porat and his associates utilized our subdomain without due approval, violated their own terms, and even hurt our brand. Moreover, even after making a legitimate payment, they filed a payment dispute based on false claims to reverse the transaction.
In 2010, an e-commerce company called Digital River Inc., sued Eric Porat (then 19-year old) over a massive data breach. He allegedly tried to sell the user data of more than 200,000 individuals to a Colorado marketing firm for $500,000.
Digital River had obtained a secret court order to block Eric Porat from selling, destroying, altering, or distributing the stolen data. Porat had said he got the information from hackers in India but didn’t say how or from whom.
Based on our recent experiences and the data that we have gathered so far, we believe that Eric Mitchell Porat also tends to abruptly stop communications whenever a concern is raised by the respective parties, and allegedly exploit the buyer protection programs of payment systems like PayPal to his advantage.
Now, there was no need to drag a 10-year old case into this, and we do believe that everyone deserves a second chance. However, our recent experience with Eric Porat has forced us to take into account his past alleged suspicious activities, and consider the possibility that Eric Porat’s business ethics are fairly questionable.
We believe that a person’s nature is inherited in the businesses they run, especially in small and mid-sized businesses. And based on our experience, we believe that one should be aware of the above information before committing to a business transaction with Mr. Porat or his companies.