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ARIN Fraud Reporting Results - 1st Quarter 2013

Fraud Reports Received
Date/Ticket Number Report Type Actions Taken
20130101-F1159 Report of fraudulent IP justification Investigated, unable to verify
20130102-F1148 Non-ARIN Fraud Advised report was out of scope
20130103-F1160 Non-ARIN Fraud Advised report was out of scope
20130103-F1161 Non-ARIN Fraud Advised report was out of scope
20130118-F1165 Non-ARIN Fraud Advised report was out of scope
20130114-F1162 Non-ARIN Fraud Advised report was out of scope
20130117-F1173 Non-ARIN Fraud Advised report was out of scope
20130117-F1163 Non-ARIN Fraud Advised report was out of scope
20130118-F1164 Non-ARIN Fraud Advised report was out of scope
20130110-F1149 Non-ARIN Fraud Advised report was out of scope
20130117-F1174 Non-ARIN Fraud Advised report was out of scope
20130113-F1170 Non-ARIN Fraud Advised report was out of scope
20130115-F1171 Non-ARIN Fraud Advised report was out of scope
20130115-F1172 Non-ARIN Fraud Advised report was out of scope
20130125-F1166 Non-ARIN Fraud Advised report was out of scope
20130221-F1180 Non-ARIN Fraud Advised report was out of scope
20130221-F1196 Report of fraudulent Whois information Working with reporter on transfer
20130221-F1182 Report of fraudulent Whois information Working with reporter on transfer
20130221-F1183 Report of end user range being used for ISP usage Unable to verify
20130227-F1184 Non-ARIN Fraud Advised report was out of scope
20130227-F1185 Non-ARIN Fraud Advised report was out of scope
20130212-F1177 Non-ARIN Fraud Advised report was out of scope
20130221-F1181 Non-ARIN Fraud Advised report was out of scope
20130226-F1197 Non-ARIN Fraud Advised report was out of scope
20130208-F1175 Non-ARIN Fraud Advised report was out of scope
20130214-F1195 Report of falsified justification information Investigated, unable to verify
20130309-F1215 Non-ARIN Fraud Advised report was out of scope
20130312-F1219 Non-ARIN Fraud Advised report was out of scope
20130320-F1238 Report of erroneous ASN registration ASN had been returned and reissued; advised customer to request new ASN
20130322-F1240 Non-ARIN Fraud Advised report was out of scope
20130310-F1218 Non-ARIN Fraud Advised report was out of scope
20130319-F1235 Non-ARIN Fraud Advised report was out of scope
20130321-F1239 Non-ARIN Fraud Advised report was out of scope
20130319-F1236 Non-ARIN Fraud Advised report was out of scope
20130320-F1237 Non-ARIN Fraud Advised report was out of scope

Total Fraud reports received this quarter = 35

Investigation Results

ARIN received a total of thirty-five fraud reports during the 1st quarter of 2013.  Two reports identified fraudulent ARIN Whois information, which ARIN is working with both reporters on to reques transfers.  Two reports focused on fraudulent IP justification information, which ARIN has investigated and been unable to verify.  One report stated that an end user range of IP addresses is being used for ISP usage, but again, ARIN has researched this and been unable to verify, and one report identified an erroneous ASN registration record, which ARIN has researched and resolved.

Twenty-nine fraud reports received during this quarter were reports of incidents related to phishing, spam, identity theft, 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.