Something Fishy with Brian Hoyer

Hey everyone, I see other reviews about this person but I was ghosted by Brian Hoyer. I have confirmation that the money was received by him. It's been months. I am working with the local authorities for next steps.  Please beware. 




Hey Dodger99 - You're now the 5th Audiogoner we know of.  Same MO.  Take the money and run/ghost. 

Please see the other thread in this forum at:

Or else just search on Hoyer. 

We all reported him to our local PDs, FCC, FBI, BBB, and Linn.  The most effective/responsive seems to be the KC DA, Chris Kobach.  Search his website and report a consumer crime.  Someone got back to me pretty quickly and I suspect if there's more, they might move on him.  He's not hard to find - he steals in plain sight and it's just nobody does anything about it.

Please file with KCDA and KCPD if you can!

He also just lost a 5th case in Kansas Johnson Court system and there was another that seems to have dropped.  So now at least 6 victims we know of....

I personally would also drop a line to local news stations, investigative news reporters can drag this fellow and allegedly his spouse out of the shadows and into the light where they belong...

Aiden O’Connell is the future for The Raiders. Hope Hoyer resurfaces and you recover your funds.  Best of luck!

@jeffrey75 100%.  We've contacted a couple of the local TV stations in KC but no motion so far.  Same for local Police Departments. 

Everyone here on Audiogon should become aware of how difficult it is to actually get justice even if the person is real and all their contact information (phone, address, etc) are known.  

  • KCPD won't pursue the case because I'm (we’re) not a KS resident (s) - they said to file locally and our PD(s) could refer the case to them.
  • My Arlington, VA PD is overwhelmed and undermanned and said they wouldn't pursue it.
  • KCDA (Chris Kobach) - Says that since I paid from my personal business (an LLC) that I'm not protected under the consumer protection laws.  I disagree as I'm a sole proprietor LLC, it is a pass through entity so all income counts as personal and I receive a K1 for my taxes, my business has nothing to do with Audio, that payment will be journaled to me personally as a cash distribution, and the item I tried to purchase is a piece of high end audio for personal use in my family home.
  • FTC does not prosecute these things but refers them to FBI
  • FBI - Only pursues big fish in excess of 7 figures
  • Linn Audio disavows any responsibility

I've been doing this hobby for 20 years and thought I was pretty saavy.  This has been a tragic wake up call.