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How far do you let repetive fraud happen on your website before you broadly begin to ban IPs? Also, which countries/geographical areas do you ban?
For an example, I have blocked all Chinese IPs from one of our sites that generates purchase request leads (there is no credit card information submitted). I did this because I noticed the vast majority of leads submitted by IPs that originated in China were fake leads (people were basically picking random people out of a phone book and submitting the info). These fake leads were obviously of no value. Meanwhile, they jeopordized relationships with some of my largest clients. Although, I dont like the idea of banning IPs...I saw banning these IPs as a necessary measure and the most cost effective solution.