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    • Rennlist allowing convicted scammer PTS-BRG or Eric Brahms operate on its Porsche forums potentially targeting 991.2 members

      There is something about high end cars that seems to attract absolute filth and scammers. Such filth is Eric Brahms who operates under the username @PTS-BRG. BoostAddict was able uncover public documents showing Eric Brahms is a New York Supreme Court convicted scammer and con artist which he plead guilty to.


      Eric Brahms, one of those indicted, in State Supreme Court in Manhattan on Friday. According to the police commissioner, members of the ring used counterfeit cards to make purchases at stores like Bergdorf Goodman, Burberry and Chanel.
      I wondered why this psychopath kept attacking me after I refused to sell to him after it seemed fishy the info he wanted and asked for on the phone plus he would 'bet me' weird stuff. I wrote about it here: https://www.boostaddict.com/showthre...e-to-on-forums

      After some digging though, check this out:

      @PTS-BRG or Eric Brahms is a New York Supreme Court convicted con artist: https://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/19/nyregion/28-indicted-in-theft-of-credit-card-data-at-steakhouses.html

      What he does is he gets your credit card info illicitly after entering into a transaction with you. He currently has classifieds listed on Rennlist that Rennlist is allowing which is either gross negligence or incompetence:

      Their card information — and, in effect, their identities — had been stolen by waiters in a scheme to buy and resell cases of vintage French wine, Louis Vuitton handbags, Cartier jewelry and even a Roy Lichtenstein lithograph of Marilyn Monroe.

      He was banned from a Rolex forum 9 years ago for running his scam on Rolexes:
      https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/vintagerolexforum/eric-brahms-aka-beever-arrested-for-fraud-fencing--t25989.html

      He is likely trying the same here with Porsche parts (and now you know why BoostAddict refused to sell to him).

      Full lawsuit: https://www.leagle.com/decision/infdco20140721976

      Guilty plea, banned from Paypal and Ebay for fraud:

      Brahms pleaded guilty to charges of grand larceny in the fourth degree and criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree. (See Coogan Affirmation in Further Support of Defendants' Motion to Dismiss ("Coogan Reply Aff.") Ex. 1 (transcript of Brahms' guilty plea allocution.))

      After they were posted, the comments about Brahms — along with the links to the relevant news articles — became available to anyone conducting an internet search for his name. (Compl. ¶ 28). Brahms alleges that these comments contain untrue statements of fact and have eliminated his ability to buy or sell Rolex watches or parts to anyone anywhere in the world. He alleges further that these posts have also caused him to be rejected by landlords, banks, and brokerage accounts, and banned by PayPal and eBay.
      His registration e-mail matches the lawsuit documents: ericbrahms@gmail.com

      You have been warned. Rennlist was contacted but thus far refuses to answer or comment as to why they are allowing this user to operate on their forums. Should users be scammed as in the past Rennlist would likely carry and should carry liability here.

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        Wow, it seems it was a whole family enterprise: https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york...ticle-1.980538

        Eric Brahms, 42, of Manhattan, was arrested last week at his wife's hospital bedside as she gave birth, charged with fencing high-end goods bought by a network of scammers using credit card information stolen from diners at spots like Smith & Wollensky and The Capital Grille.His dad Maurice Brahms, 72, was sentenced to three years in jail in 1980 for tax fraud at discotheques Infinity and New York, New York, according to a news report at the time.

        He and three other owners pleaded guilty to skimming $2.5 million from cash receipts at the discos, avoiding some $1.3 million in taxes. The feds were tipped to the scheme while investigating corruption at legendary hotspot Studio 54. Maurice Brahms, who lives in Harrison, N.Y., did not respond to requests for comment.

        His son Eric was one of 28 people busted in the $600,000 credit card scam, including several waiters at the high-end eateries who used electronic "skimmers" to steal customers' credit card information.