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 frquently abuse by 419 scammers.
Direct on PC Ltd, Lagos is an ISP based in Lagos, Nigeria.
inetnum: 22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199 netname: DIRECTONPC-Wireless-ISP-NETBLK descr: Dynamic IP pools for Direct on PC Ltd Fixed wireless broadband descr: wireless Internet services for Lagos. country: NG admin-c: SD4-AFRINIC tech-c: SD4-AFRINIC status: ASSIGNED PA mnt-by: DOPCNG-MNT mnt-lower: DOPCNG-MNT source: AFRINIC # Filtered parent: 188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206 person: employee name withheld address: Direct On PC Ltd Plot B, Block 1, Ilupeju Industrial Avenue, Ilupeju, Lagos, Nigeria phone: +23412701700 fax-no: +23412713554 e-mail: saroj at directonpc.com nic-hdl: SD4-AFRINIC source: AFRINIC # Filtered iltered
OrgName: Direct On PC OrgID: DOP-13 Address: Plot B Block 1 Ilupeju Industrial Estate City: Lagos StateProv: PostalCode: Country: NG NetRange: 220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168 CIDR: 22.214.171.124/24 NetName: DIRECTONPC NetHandle: NET-209-159-164-0-1 Parent: NET-209-159-160-0-1 NetType: Reassigned NameServer: NS1.DIRECTONTV.COM NameServer: NS2.DIRECTONTV.COM Comment: RegDate: 2004-08-27 Updated: 2004-08-27 TechHandle: SDE40-ARIN TechName: employee name withheld TechPhone: 2348037758234 TechEmail: saroj at directonpc.com OrgTechHandle: SDE40-ARIN OrgTechName: employee name withheld OrgTechPhone: 2348037758234 OrgTechEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org