AF Education

Build vs. Buy – Final Four

Preventing fraud is already challenging without adding the confusion of what to build in-house and what to purchase from vendors. There is no standard answer –  it depends on your industry, business and risk profile. That being said, there are guidelines all merchants can follow to navigate the murky waters...Readmore
Authentication layer cake

How Trusting Your Customers Is Like Baking a Cake

Static authentication is broken The year 2017 saw the most data security breaches in history, surpassing 2016’s record of 1091 breaches. Since 2013, over nine billion records have been exposed – more than the number of people on Earth! This stolen personal information is primarily used to perform account takeover...Readmore
Ecommerce Fraud Index

Merchant Fraud Losses Rise 7% in 2017

Merchants’ total fraud losses rose 7% year on year in 2017 to 4.09% of total orders received, according to the Ecommerce Fraud Index figures released this week by fraud solution vendor Signifyd. Hardest hit were cosmetics and perfume retailers as their fraud rate doubled in 2017 to 5.1% of total...Readmore
Friendly fraud and how to deal with it.

4 Tips for Handling Friendly Fraud

You may have heard of the term friendly fraud but what is it really and why is it one of the most talked about fraud topics in the airline industry? Friendly fraud is primarily an abuse of the credit card chargeback system which entitles customers to a refund from their...Readmore
Zensed adaptable like Jell-O

Zensed: A Fraud Solution Shaped Like Jell-O

Zensed is an anti-fraud company based in Europe with representation in Sweden, U.K. & the U.S. Its founders operate high risk payment gateways around the globe and originally developed Zensed technology in 2015 to combat their own fraud problems. Victor Fredung is the Sweden-based CEO and co-founder of Zensed. He...Readmore
Funding investment ThetaRay

American Express Invests in 2 Israeli Anti-Fraud Startups

American Express Ventures announced strategic investments in two U.S.-Israeli anti-fraud startups this week. BioCatch, a behavioral biometrics startup, closed a $30 million round of growth funding that was led by Maverick Ventures. Other round investors included not only American Express Ventures but also NexStar Partners, Kreos Capital and OurCrowd, among...Readmore
Machine learning product launch takes off

3 Machine Learning Solutions Launch for Finance, Auto Loans & Groceries

Three separate machine learning fraud solutions targeting credit card issuers, auto loans and online groceries were released last week by Fiserv, PointPredictive and Ocado Technology, respectively. Fiserv teams up with Mastercard Financial services technology provider Fiserv made the biggest buzz when it announced that it had begun offering Mastercard’s Decision Intelligence...Readmore
Magento and airline partnership solutions

Signifyd, ACI Worldwide launch partner solutions for Magento, airlines

Fraud prevention vendor Signifyd announced this week a strategic partnership with Corra, a digital agency serving primarily fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands retailers on the Magento Commerce platform. The partnership is expected to help Signifyd expand its growing list of merchant clients on Magento, particularly among high-end retailers likely to...Readmore

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