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ARIN Fraud Reporting Results - 4th Quarter 2012

Fraud Reports Received
Date/Ticket Number Report Type Actions Taken
20121008-F1117 Invalid Reassignment Information Confirmed, removed invalid reassignment information
20121009-F1118 Fraudulent Contact Information Contact information updated
20121018-F1122 Non-ARIN Fraud Informed customer report was out of scope
20121023-F1124 Invalid Whois contact information Confirmed, removed invalid reassignment information
20121017-F1121 Report of Whois use for marketing Requested additional information from reporter
20121010-F1119 Non-ARIN Fraud Informed customer report was out of scope
20121014-F1134 Non-ARIN Fraud Informed customer report was out of scope
20121020-F1123 Non-ARIN Fraud Informed customer report was out of scope
20121031-F1128 Non-ARIN Fraud Informed customer report was out of scope
20121029-F1125 Non-ARIN Fraud Informed customer report was out of scope
20121029-F1126 Non-ARIN Fraud Informed customer report was out of scope
20121030-F1135 Non-ARIN Fraud Informed customer report was out of scope
20121030-F1136 Non-ARIN Fraud Informed customer report was out of scope
20121030-F1137 Non-ARIN Fraud Informed customer report was out of scope
20121029-F1127 Non-ARIN Fraud Informed customer report was out of scope
20121104-F1140 Non-ARIN Fraud Informed customer report was out of scope
20121109-F1142 Non-ARIN Fraud Informed customer report was out of scope
20121101-F1138 Non-ARIN Fraud Informed customer report was out of scope
20121101-F1129 Non-ARIN Fraud Informed customer report was out of scope
20121102-F1139 Non-ARIN Fraud Informed customer report was out of scope
20121102-F1150 Non-ARIN Fraud Informed customer report was out of scope
20121104-F1141 Non-ARIN Fraud Informed customer report was out of scope
20121111-F1153 Non-ARIN Fraud Informed customer report was out of scope
20121121-F1143 Non-ARIN Fraud Informed customer report was out of scope
20121105-F1152 Non-ARIN Fraud Informed customer report was out of scope
20121128-F1144 Report of outdated contact information Provided registrant with information on completing a transfer
20121226-F1158 Report of fraudulent Whois update Working with registration on transfer
20121212-F1146 Report of invalid Whois contact information Determined information was accurate
20121211-F1154 Non-ARIN Fraud Informed customer report was out of scope
20121220-F1156 Non-ARIN Fraud Informed customer report was out of scope
20121225-F1157 Non-ARIN Fraud Informed customer report was out of scope
20121228-F1147 Non-ARIN Fraud Informed customer report was out of scope
20121215-F1155 Non-ARIN Fraud Informed customer report was out of scope
20121210-F1145 Report of invalid Whois contact information Assisted registrant update of information

Total Fraud reports received this quarter = 34

Investigation Results

ARIN received a total of thirty-four fraud reports during the 4th quarter of 2012.  Two reports identified invalid reassignment information in Whois, which ARIN was able to confirm and remove.  Six reports centered on fraudulent or invalid ARIN Whois contact information, which ARIN has either resolved or continues to work on with the reporter.  A final report identified the use of Whois information for marketing purposes, which ARIN has requested additional information on from the reporter.

Twenty six 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.