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ARIN Fraud Reporting Results - 3rd Quarter 2010

Fraud Reports Received
Date/Ticket # Report Action Taken
20100702-F612 Org trying to buy IPv4 space Investigated, nothing that requires action
20100702-F613 Org trying to buy IPv4 space Investigated, nothing that requires action
20100704-F614 Out of scope  
20100713-F632 Hijack of legacy Class B Contacted legitimate registrant who updated their information
20100715-F633 Out of scope  
20100721-F639 ISP assigning IPv4 space without justification Section 12 audit conducted
20100721-F640 Hijack of legacy Class B Reclaimed network; registrant was dissolved in 2001
20100722-F641 Out of scope  
20100727-F642 Out of scope  
20100729-F643 Out of scope  
20100804-F644 Out of scope  
20100804-F652 Out of scope  
20100812-F653 Org is using false address on its registration Contacted org who corrected address and org name
20100813-F654 Report that a legacy Class B was updated without authorization Unclear whether it was unauthorized or not; waiting on further reply from registrant
20100814-F655 Report that 2 orgs are assigning IP addresses without justification Section 12 audits conducted on both
20100816-F656 Out of scope  
20100819-F657 Report of spam emanating from org’s /15 Investigated, found justification meets ARIN policy requirements.
20100826-F645 Out of scope  
20100826-F658 Out of scope  
20100830-F669 Out of scope  
20100909-F679 Out of scope  
20100918-F680 Out of scope  
20100920-F681 Out of scope  
20100922-F682 ISP reassigned 59 blocks (mostly /24) to single organization Contacted ISP who removed all swips
20100928-F683 Multiple resources hijacked Reclaimed 13 resources, updated 2 resources, working on other 22
20100929-F684 Multiple resources hijacked Reclaimed 13 resources, updated 2 resources, working on other 22

Total Fraud reports received this quarter = 28

Investigation Results

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.

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