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.
Ghana Telecom is an ISP based in Accra, Ghana.
inetnum: 22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199 netname: ghanatel descr: Ghana Telecom ADSL DYNAMIC ADDRESS POOL country: GH admin-c: MKN4-AFRINIC admin-c: DAA7-AFRINIC admin-c: EAK16-AFRINIC tech-c: MKN4-AFRINIC tech-c: DAA7-AFRINIC tech-c: EAK16-AFRINIC status: ASSIGNED PA mnt-by: GHANATEL-MNT mnt-by: MNT-DAA7 source: AFRINIC # Filtered parent: 188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206 person: employeename address: Ghana Telecommunications Ltd. address: Telecom House, GTnet/xDSL, address: PMB 221 address: Accra North phone: +233 20 2003504 phone: +233 21 247081 phone: +233 21 257848 fax-no: +233 21 247082 e-mail: mnfodzo(at)ghanatel.com.gh nic-hdl: MKN4-AFRINIC mnt-by: MNT-MKN4 remarks: data has been transferred from RIPE Whois Database 20050221 source: AFRINIC # Filtered