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ARIN Fraud Reporting Results - 4th Quarter 2011

 

Fraud Reports Received
Date/Ticket Number Report Type Actions Taken
20111005-F870 Outside ARIN Scope Replied to indicate report out of scope
20111007-F871 Outside ARIN Scope Replied to indicate report out of scope
20111007-F872 Outside ARIN Scope Replied to indicate report out of scope
20111007-F873 Outside ARIN Scope Replied to indicate report out of scope
20111008-F874 Outside ARIN Scope Replied to indicate report out of scope
20111102-F875 Possibly Unauthorized Return of Net Block Informed reporter block was never returned
20111105-F906 Outside ARIN Scope Replied to indicate report out of scope
20111105-F907 Outside ARIN Scope Replied to indicate report out of scope
20111109-F876 Unauthorized Transfer of ASN ARIN error (accidental deletion of AS number and reissue to another network).  Returned original AS number to previous registrant with new registrant's permission; issued new AS number to the new registrant as a replacement
20111110-F877 Outside ARIN Scope Replied to indicate report out of scope
20111115-F878 Report of Incorrect Whois POC Information Confirmed POC info incorrect. Marked POC handle invalid and requested updated information
20111121-F879 Outside ARIN Scope Replied to indicate report out of scope
20111128-F880 Hijacked Net Block Temporary route injection, apparently accidental. Informed reporter routing appeared to be a temporary error and not hijacking
20111206-F908 Outside ARIN Scope Replied to indicate report out of scope
20111206-F909 Outside ARIN Scope Replied to indicate report out of scope
20111206-F910 Outside ARIN Scope Replied to indicate report out of scope
20111215-F911 Outside ARIN Scope Replied to indicate report out of scope
20111222-F881 Outside ARIN Scope Replied to indicate report out of scope
20111227-F912 Report of Hijacked AS number AS number was revoked for non-payment, held by ARIN for the required time period, and reissued to another network. Informed reporter and provided instructions for requesting new AS number, if needed

Total Fraud reports received this quarter = 19

Investigation Results

ARIN received a total of 19 fraud reports during the 4th quarter of 2011.   There were five reports of potential fraud related to Internet number resources registered in the ARIN database. ARIN has researched all of these reports and taken action where appropriate.  The summary of those five reports and actions taken are contained in the table above. 

Fourteen 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.