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ARIN Fraud Reporting Results - 1st Quarter 2012

Fraud Reports Received
Date/Ticket Number Report Type Actions Taken
20120103-F913 Fraud Outside ARIN Scope Replied to inform reporter
20120105-F882 Fraud Outside ARIN Scope Replied to inform reporter
20120108-F914 Fraud Outside ARIN Scope Replied to inform reporter
20120113-F915 Outdated SWIP Information Replied with link to Stale Whois Information Removal Procedure
20120114-F883 Fraud Outside ARIN Scope Replied to inform reporter
20120128-F918 Fraud Outside ARIN Scope Replied to inform reporter
20120201-F884 Fraud Outside ARIN Scope Replied to inform reporter
20120203-F919 Fraud Outside ARIN Scope Replied to inform reporter
20120206-F885 Fraudulent Whois Information Replied to inform reporter ARIN investigated and confirmed the data in Whois is accurate
20120206-F920 Fraudulent Whois Information Replied to inform reporter ARIN investigated and confirmed the data in Whois is accurate
20120206-F926 Fraudulent Whois Information Replied to inform reporter ARIN investigated and confirmed the data in Whois is accurate
20120206-F927 Fraudulent Whois Information Replied to inform reporter ARIN investigated and confirmed the data in Whois is accurate
20120209-F921 Fraud Outside ARIN Scope Replied to inform reporter
20120214-F928 Unregistered ASN Originating Routes Contacted upstream ISP with request to remove the route or have the customer contact ARIN to get the ASN registered
20120215-F922 Fraud Outside ARIN Scope Replied to inform reporter
20120216-F923 Fraud Outside ARIN Scope Replied to inform reporter
20120218-F924 Fraud Outside ARIN Scope Replied to inform reporter
20120220-F929 Fraud Outside ARIN Scope Replied to inform reporter
20120301-F930 Fraud Outside ARIN Scope Replied to inform reporter
20120306-F950 Fraud Outside ARIN Scope Replied to inform reporter
20120318-F970 Fraud Outside ARIN Scope Replied to inform reporter
20120321-F971 Fraud Outside ARIN Scope Replied to inform reporter
20120323-F990 Fraud Outside ARIN Scope Replied to inform reporter
20120324-F972 Report of Incorrect APNIC Whois Information Replied to inform reporter they need to contact APNIC directly
20120327-F973 Fraud Outside ARIN Scope Replied to inform reporter
20120327-F993 Fraud Outside ARIN Scope Replied to inform reporter
20120328-F974 Report of Incorrect Whois Contact Information Contacted organization and requested updated contact information

Total Fraud reports received this quarter = 27

Investigation Results

ARIN received a total of 27 fraud reports during the 1st quarter of 2012.   There were six reports of potentially inaccurate or fraudulent ARIN Whois registration records and one report of inaccurate Whois registration records in the APNIC database. Additionally, there was one report of an unregistered ASN originating routes. ARIN has researched all of these reports and taken action where appropriate.  The summary of these eight reports and actions taken are contained in the table above. 

Nineteen 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.