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ARIN Fraud Reporting Results - 4th Quarter 2013

Fraud Reports Received
Date/Ticket Number Report Type Actions Taken
20131005-F1337 Non-ARIN Fraud Informer reporter fraud is outside ARIN's scope
20131006-F1338 Non-ARIN Fraud Informer reporter fraud is outside ARIN's scope
20131007-F1318 Non-ARIN Fraud Informer reporter fraud is outside ARIN's scope
20131010-F1319 Company using inflated or fraudulent utilization Investigation ongoing
20131014-F1339 Non-ARIN Fraud Informer reporter fraud is outside ARIN's scope
20131019-F1320 Non-ARIN Fraud Informer reporter fraud is outside ARIN's scope
20131019-F1321 Non-ARIN Fraud Informer reporter fraud is outside ARIN's scope
20131021-F1322 Company giving out IPs without justification Investigation ongoing
20131026-F1323 Non-ARIN Fraud Informer reporter fraud is outside ARIN's scope
20131029-F1324 Non-ARIN Fraud Informer reporter fraud is outside ARIN's scope
20131109-F1326 Non-ARIN Fraud Informer reporter fraud is outside ARIN's scope
20131126-F1356 Non-ARIN Fraud Informer reporter fraud is outside ARIN's scope
20131127-F1357 Non-ARIN Fraud Informer reporter fraud is outside ARIN's scope
20131130-F1358 Non-ARIN Fraud Informer reporter fraud is outside ARIN's scope
20131130-F1359 Company giving out IPs without justification Investigation ongoing
20131201-F1327 Non-ARIN Fraud Informer reporter fraud is outside ARIN's scope
20131207-F1328 Company giving out IPs without justification Investigation ongoing
20131209-F1329 Non-ARIN Fraud Informer reporter fraud is outside ARIN's scope
20131215-F1378 Non-ARIN Fraud Informer reporter fraud is outside ARIN's scope
20131215-F1379 Report of invalid Whois information Investigation ongoing
20131215-F1380 Report of invalid Whois information Investigation ongoing
20131228-F1413 Company giving out IPs without justification Investigation ongoing
20131229-F1414 Company providing false utilization information Investigation ongoing
20131229-F1415 Non-ARIN Fraud Informer reporter fraud is outside ARIN's scope

Total Fraud reports received this quarter = 24

Investigation Results

ARIN received a total of twenty-four fraud reports during the 4th quarter of 2013.  

Four reports stated that certain organizations were issuing IP address space to downstream customers without requiring any justification from their customers.  ARIN is currently investigating these reports and doing an audit of all four of these organizations' accounts.

Two reports contained information about invalid ARIN Whois information, which ARIN is researching.

Two reports focused on fraudulent IP justification information, one stating that the organization was submitting inflated/fraudulent customer utilization information and the other that an organization was submitting falsified utilization information.  ARIN is investigating both of these reports and will be doing an audit of both of these organizations' accounts.

Sixteen 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.