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ARIN Fraud Reporting Results - 1st Quarter 2011

Fraud Reports Received
Date/Ticket # Report Action Taken
20110111-F754 Report of Unauthorized Routing Part of a group of reports that included 34 records in total. Of those, we were able to return one /16 with the registrant's permission and revoked one ASN for nonpayment. For the other 32 records, we were unable to contact the registrant but also unable to verify there was no legitimate successor company. Continuing to research and will take appropriate action when completed.
20110111-F755 Report of Invalid Contact Validated contact as accurate.
20110124-F727 Report of Incorrect SWIP Unable to verify SWIP was incorrect; asked reporter to contact ISP.
20110201-F728 Abuse Informed customer issue was outside the scope of ARIN's Fraud Reporting
20110207-F729 Abuse Informed customer issue was outside the scope of ARIN's Fraud Reporting
20110207-F730 Abuse Informed customer issue was outside the scope of ARIN's Fraud Reporting
20110207-F756 Abuse Informed customer issue was outside the scope of ARIN's Fraud Reporting
20110207-F757 Abuse Informed customer issue was outside the scope of ARIN's Fraud Reporting
20110207-F758 Abuse Informed customer issue was outside the scope of ARIN's Fraud Reporting
20110208-F731 Abuse Informed customer issue was outside the scope of ARIN's Fraud Reporting
20110209-F759 Abuse Informed customer issue was outside the scope of ARIN's Fraud Reporting
20110209-F760 Abuse Informed customer issue was outside the scope of ARIN's Fraud Reporting
20110209-F761 Abuse Informed customer issue was outside the scope of ARIN's Fraud Reporting
20110212-F762 Abuse Informed customer issue was outside the scope of ARIN's Fraud Reporting
20110212-F763 Abuse Informed customer issue was outside the scope of ARIN's Fraud Reporting
20110213-F764 Abuse Informed customer issue was outside the scope of ARIN's Fraud Reporting
20110214-F732 Abuse Informed customer issue was outside the scope of ARIN's Fraud Reporting
20110214-F733 Abuse Informed customer issue was outside the scope of ARIN's Fraud Reporting
20110214-F734 Abuse Informed customer issue was outside the scope of ARIN's Fraud Reporting
20110214-F735 Abuse Informed customer issue was outside the scope of ARIN's Fraud Reporting
20110214-F765 Abuse Informed customer issue was outside the scope of ARIN's Fraud Reporting
20110214-F766 Abuse Informed customer issue was outside the scope of ARIN's Fraud Reporting
20110217-F736 Abuse Informed customer issue was outside the scope of ARIN's Fraud Reporting
20110217-F767 Abuse Informed customer issue was outside the scope of ARIN's Fraud Reporting
20110218-F768 Abuse Informed customer issue was outside the scope of ARIN's Fraud Reporting
20110220-F769 Abuse Informed customer issue was outside the scope of ARIN's Fraud Reporting
20110223-F737 Abuse Informed customer issue was outside the scope of ARIN's Fraud Reporting
20110224-F770 Abuse Informed customer issue was outside the scope of ARIN's Fraud Reporting
20110225-F738 Report of Inaccurate Routing Registry Information RADB record; asked reporter to contact RADB.
20110227-F771 Abuse Informed customer issue was outside the scope of ARIN's Fraud Reporting
20110228-F779 Abuse Informed customer issue was outside the scope of ARIN's Fraud Reporting
20110228-F780 Abuse Informed customer issue was outside the scope of ARIN's Fraud Reporting
20110301-F772 Report of Incorrect SWIP Worked with customer to have the ISP remove the incorrect SWIP 
20110301-F781 Abuse Informed customer issue was outside the scope of ARIN's Fraud Reporting
20110301-F782 Abuse Informed customer issue was outside the scope of ARIN's Fraud Reporting
20110307-F783 Abuse Informed customer issue was outside the scope of ARIN's Fraud Reporting
20110316-F773 Abuse Informed customer issue was outside the scope of ARIN's Fraud Reporting
20110324-F784 Report of Invalid Contact RIPE registration; asked reporter to contact RIPE
20110325-F785 Abuse Informed customer issue was outside the scope of ARIN's Fraud Reporting
20110329-F786 Abuse Informed customer issue was outside the scope of ARIN's Fraud Reporting

Total Fraud reports received this quarter = 40

Investigation Results

ARIN received a total of 40 fraud reports during the 1st quarter of 2011. There were six fraud reports of potential fraud related to IP number resources registered in the ARIN database. One of those reports of unauthorized routing comprised 34 different resource registration records. ARIN has researched or is still in the process of researching all of these reports and has taken action where appropriate. The summary of those six reports and actions taken are contained in the table above.

Thirty-four of the fraud reports received during this quarter were reports of incidents related to phishing, spam, identity theft, stalking/harassment, etc. ARIN did not investigate any of these reports, because they are outside the scope of ARIN's mission. ARIN's response to each of these reports was to notify the reporter that the fraud reporting process is restricted to matters specifically related to ARIN's mission and area of authority such as false utilization reporting, number resource hijacking in ARIN's database, and other activity involving fraudulent submissions to ARIN or fraudulent changes to data in ARIN's Whois. In each of these report responses, ARIN staff provides additional useful information, including information on querying Whois, contact information for the network operator associated with a given IP address, etc. No further action was taken.