ARIN Fraud Reporting Results - 1st Quarter 2009

Fraud Reports Received:

  • 20090102-F123
  • 20090102-F124
  • 20090102-F125
  • 20090201-F126
  • 20090201-F127
  • 20090209-F128
  • 20090209-F143
  • 20090209-F144
  • 20090209-F145
  • 20090209-F163
  • 20090209-F164
  • 20090219-F129
  • 20090318-F165
  • 20090318-F166
  • 20090323-F167

Total Fraud Reports received this quarter = 15

Investigation results

All of the 15 fraud reports received during this quarter were reports of incidents related to phishing, spam, identity theft, stalking/harassment, etc.  ARIN was unable to investigate any of these reports, as they were out of scope of ARIN's mission.

ARIN's response to each of these reports has been to let the reporter know the fraud reporting process is for 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 has attempted to provide useful information to the reporter if the report isn't something we can directly assist with, such as information on querying WHOIS, contact information for the network operator associated with a given IP address, etc.  No further action was taken.