Netblock reassigned from Chile to US ISP...

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Fri Dec 12 17:49:11 CST 2008


On Dec 12, 2008, at 3:14 PM, Nathan Stratton wrote:

> On Fri, 12 Dec 2008, Joe Abley wrote:
>
>> On 2008-12-12, at 15:02, Martin List-Petersen wrote:
>>
>>> It's a misconception of some muppets, especially in IT related  
>>> products, that forget, that a lot or IT professionals do travel  
>>> all over the world and usually have a credit card in their home  
>>> country.
>>> Pure and utter nonsense.
>>
>> Or perhaps the hassle of dealing with stolen US credit card numbers  
>> from clients outside the US costs far more money than you could  
>> hope to make back with the purchases of US nationals travelling  
>> overseas?
>>
>> Could well be muppets, but surely there are other possibilities.
>
> Sad but true, we have had to turn off signups outside the US because  
> of that very problem. Yes, I am sure we lose some sales, but in  
> general it is not worth the fraud costs.

Why don't the fraudsters just use Open US Proxies?

Owen





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