419 Scam – Spam sources by IP address (Advance Fee Fraud)
The criminals who perpetrate "419" fraud try to conceal their identity by using disposable webmail accounts, insecure PHP-Nuke servers and internet service providers with inadequate abuse handling procedures.
We track scammers by email addresses. Spam recipients can easily search for these and find them on our list of known fraud email addresses. They can also file abuse complaints to get these accounts shut down, which interrupts many scams. That also means new email addresses get created at a rapid pace. We add about 2000 new scam email addresses per week, which gives you a rough idea how many criminals are involved.
We also track scammers by IP address wherever possible. These IP addresses are much more static, as criminals use the same internet cafes to send and receive email. We will try to document some ISPs here whose networks are frequently abused by 419 scammers.
inetnum: 184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11 netname: ORG-SA57-AFRINIC-20050513 descr: Provider Local Registry descr: Starcomms Nigeria (v4 allocation) country: NG org: ORG-SA57-AFRINIC admin-c: RCO1-AFRINIC tech-c: MQ1-AFRINIC status: ALLOCATED PA mnt-by: AFRINIC-HM-MNT mnt-lower: STARCOMMS-MNT notify: email@example.com changed: firstname.lastname@example.org 20050513 source: AFRINIC organisation: ORG-SA57-AFRINIC org-name: Starcomms org-type: LIR country: NG address: Bishop Kale Close address: Des Saka Tinubu Street address: Victoria Island address: Lagos phone: +23418048000 e-mail: email@example.com admin-c: MQ1-AFRINIC tech-c: MQ1-AFRINIC mnt-ref: AFRINIC-HM-MNT notify: firstname.lastname@example.org mnt-by: AFRINIC-HM-MNT changed: email@example.com 20050510 source: AFRINIC person: Razvan Cristian Oprea address: Starcomms Nigeria Limited address: Plot 1261, Bishop Kale Close, off Saka Tinubu address: Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria phone: +23418049884 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org nic-hdl: RCO1-AFRINIC mnt-by: STARCOMMS-MNT changed: email@example.com 20050310 changed: firstname.lastname@example.org 20050310 source: AFRINIC person: Maher Qubain address: Starcomms Nigeria Limited address: Plot 1261, Bishop Kale Close, off Saka Tinubu address: Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria phone: +23418048000 e-mail: email@example.com nic-hdl: MQ1-AFRINIC mnt-by: STARCOMMS-MNT changed: firstname.lastname@example.org 20050310 changed: email@example.com 20050310 source: AFRINIC
Email addresses and date/time by IP address: