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ARIN Fraud Reporting Results - 2nd Quarter 2010

Fraud Reports Received
Date/Ticket # Report Action Taken
20100412-F492 Legacy IPv4 block no longer used by registrant Contacted potential successor company, will reclaim if they cannot verify usage
20100421-F437 Out of scope  
20100425-F493 Out of scope  
20100427-F438 Out of scope  
20100427-F494 Out of scope  
20100506-F512 Out of scope  
20100519-F513 Out of scope  
20100521-F514 Out of scope  
20100526-F439 Report of an org trying to buy resources Pending additional detail from reporter
20100601-F515 Out of scope  
20100601-F516 Duplicate  
20100601-F532 Out of scope  
20100604-F440 Out of scope  
20100619-F517 Out of scope  
20100619-F552 Out of scope  
20100624-F553 Out of scope  
20100624-F572 Out of scope  

Total Fraud reports received this quarter = 17

Investigation Results

Fifteen 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.

There were two reports of potential fraud that ARIN was able to research and take action on.  The summary of those two reports and actions taken are contained in the table above.