u remember the thread started by cytex (here ) about its web site fraud.
(its web site is 4ecalls.com and someone create a quasi identical site usurping the logo & etc at 4ecalls.net, doing that they were able to grab some credit card number & payments.. .)
I did pm him to know about how he solve the problem, he achieve to get rid of the usurping 4ecalls.net by telling to the hosting isp that he published a thread about the problem. They immediately removed the usurping site because they care about bad publicity. ...
The moral of the story is: AO means smth in the IP community & can help to fight back criminals.
I'm glad to be a AO member today!