Guest Posted February 9, 2005 Share Posted February 9, 2005 Hey Guys, My stores have been targeted by some nasty folk in Africa trying to use fraudulent credit cards etc. A couple orders slipped through or existing security nets. Basically, these orders are placed to addresses, and the only tell-tale sign is that the IP generally originates from Africa somewhere, even though the billing/shipping addresses are in the US, UK, other countries we do business with a lot. I would like to prevent certain IPs from ever connecting to my site, or at least, to complete processing of an order. There are probably Apache ways to do this. However it might be easier to do some sort of WHOIS lookup on every IP during checkout_process.php, and if the IP belongs to some area or country filled with fraud Ill stop the order automatically. There are 'some' modules for whois lookup in the contribution, but nothing that really searches on IP or connects to the actual order process. Does something like this exist? Or am I going to be writing it this week? Any tips on doing this from Apache would be off-topic, but highly appreciated as well. Just looking for the easiest way to do this. Thanks, Tom Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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