AF Education

Identifying and stopping ATO attacks

ATO Attacks: What They Are and How to Foil Them

It’s more important than ever for merchants to make sure their customers are returning to make repeat purchases as the e-commerce landscape becomes more saturated. One of the best means for improving customer loyalty is to offer accounts for your online store which customers can use to check out faster,...Readmore
Fraud Analyst

5 Things You Should Know About Being a Fraud Analyst

The demand for fraud prevention employees is booming with the rapid growth of international e-commerce. If you’re interested in exploring a new career in this fast growing and changing area, here are some things you probably don’t know about being fraud analyst but should. 1) They won’t teach you this...Readmore
Funding investment ThetaRay

ThetaRay Raises $30M in Quiet July for Fraud Prevention

Investment activity in the fraud prevention space was light in July, with the exception of a $30 million Series B funding round by Israel-based ThetaRay at the beginning of the month. Investors in the round included Jerusalem Venture Partners, GE, Bank Hapoalim and OurCrowd, bringing total investment in the company...Readmore
WhitePages Pro

Whitepages Launches Advanced Manual Review Tool

Whitepages Pro launched its new manual review tool Whitepages Pro Insight this Tuesday to help business prevent and identify fraud among customer transactions. The new tool leverages machine learning to highlight likely cases of fraud based on the millions of transactions processed by Whitepages Pro's network of clients. “Our customers...Readmore
Search press release

New Search Tool for Fraud Solutions Launches

 About-fraud.com launched this Wedneday a free search filter system to aid companies in locating solutions to their online fraud problems in a market expected to reach $42.6 billion by 2023. The website includes detailed information on a growing list of over 80 vendors that cover problems ranging from card-not-present (CNP)...Readmore
Smyte shuts down service

Smyte Leaves Customers in the Lurch

Smyte and Twitter left dozens of the former's clients out in the cold at the end of last month, shutting off the company's API with half an hour's notice following its acquisition by Twitter on June 21. Clients including Zendesk, Musical.ly, Indiegogo and Meetup were impacted by the disruption in...Readmore
Funding investment ThetaRay

PayPal and Twitter Buy Anti-Fraud Startups in June

Mergers and acquisition activity took off in the fraud space in June with PayPal's $120 million acquisition of Simility and Twitter's buyout of Smyte. Meanwhile, fraud detection startup CashShield closed a $20 million Series B funding round. PayPal's all-cash deal to acquire Simility is expected to close at the end...Readmore

FraudCon 2.0 Draws Over 500 Fraud Fighters to Israel

“Over 500 fraud fighting professionals turned out last Tuesday for FraudCon 2.0, a daylong mini-conference dedicated to fraud prevention held as part of the larger Cyberweek conference at Tel Aviv University. Participating companies included local fraud prevention startups, major multinationals such as Uber, IBM, RSA, and LexisNexis and major foreign...Readmore

How Blockchain Could Disrupt Online Fraud Prevention

People are always talking about how blockchain will change the world and disrupt industries. One of the industries that doesn’t get much attention in the TED talks and blog posts is e-commerce fraud prevention. The core feature of blockchain is the distributed ledger. This ledger records transactions in a database...Readmore

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