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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

How to Avoid ICO Fraud with Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency investors are participating in record numbers in initial coin offerings (ICOs) even though there are still not many uses for cryptocurrencies today within the overall retail and banking space. This article will list the different types of tokens one can purchase as well as the scams/frauds sometimes involved in...Readmore
Auto lending fraud data exchange

First Fraud Data Exchange for Auto Industry Launches

PointPredictive formally launched today, May 30, a fraud data exchange for auto lenders at the Auto Lending Fraud Consortium Roundtable in Fort Worth, Texas. Auto lenders will be able to use the Fraud Data Exchange as a repository for sharing data from confirmed fraudulent auto-loan applications. The service is designed...Readmore

What Does Machine Learning Mean for Fraud Prevention?

Everyone in fraud prevention must have heard the term machine learning bandied about in discussions about the changing nature of their work. However, the recent hype suggests that some of the people promoting machine learning solutions are either overstating or misrepresenting what the technology is currently doing and what it...Readmore

4 Things That Set Video Game Fraud Apart

I’ve been fighting fraud for more than 15 years and before I joined my first video game company, I’d thought I’d figured it out. Fraud was nearly always about making money in the fastest way possible for the fraudster, and it was generally divided in to two categories: true fraud...Readmore

Knocking Out ATO in Fantasy Sports

Rick Skawinski, Jr. is a data analyst specializing in fraud tools at FanDuel.com, a one-day fantasy sports game website with millions of registered users that provides immediate cash payouts to winners. Rick has been fighting card-not-present (CNP) fraud for over four years, ever since his mother's identity was stolen and...Readmore

Fraudsters Hitting Online Poker with Ace Up Sleeves

Wherever there is money, there are criminals looking to take more than their fair share of the pot. Online poker sites are not the hot beds of illegal activity as some have painted them to be However, poker holds some of the most interesting and sophisticated avenues for fraud anywhere...Readmore

Insider View on Gambling Fraud

Past fraud trends in gambling The gambling sector has evolved along the years, and fraudsters have evolved with it. The old preferred fraud method used to be manually skimmed cards. These are payment cards that have their data copied over for later use when used at a target point-of -sale....Readmore

What VCR Really Means for Merchants

Visa Claims Resolution (VCR) is the biggest dispute policy update the payments industry has experienced in decades. Every stakeholder has been impacted, with requirements changing for cardholders, issuers, acquirers, and merchants. An unintended challenge of VCR is ensuring each stakeholder has the information and insight they need to comply with--and...Readmore

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