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Suresh Ramasubramanian ops.lists at
Thu Jul 10 16:16:59 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 9:17 PM, mark seiden-via mac <mis at> wrote:
> it probably has something to do with the large proportion of fraudsters
> using linked in and every personals site in the world for 419 and
> other confidence schemes, don't you think?
> of course, this only forces the fraudsters to use proxies, aol and satellite
> providers which are more difficult to geolocate.

Well, half of west african connectivity IS satellite so you're going
to see a lot of Gilat, etc satellite carriers' IP space as the source
for 419 activity

Especially when it comes to a paid service like a lot of linkedin is,
if firewalling off a particular section of IP space means far less
chargebacks, well, it may not look good but it sure has a great impact
on your bottom line.


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