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
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
pensioners clone fraud losses

Clone Fraud Costs U.K. $280M Per Year

British pension fundholders are losing £200 million ($280 million) a year to "clone fraud," according to government figures published by The Times this week. In some cases, the report stated, individuals' losses exceeded £250,000 ($350,000). "Clone fraud" describes cold-calling scams run by thieves that seek to impersonate legitimate investment funds,...Readmore
Chinese New Year 2018

Fraud Trends This Chinese New Year

Today marks the start of the Chinese Year of the Dog and the beginning of Lunar Spring Festival that ends on March 2, a festival that is a major gift-giving holiday in China and East Asian markets with large ethnic Chinese populations. For this year’s Chinese New Year about-fraud.com spoke with...Readmore

Provider & Fraud Knowledge – Square One

It's tempting to approach fraud management in the same manner I assemble my son's toys. Start at step 7, jump to 15, let out a few gasps, an occasional holler... and settle on whatever mix of parts you can jam together. Lucky for me, a toddler is often just as...Readmore

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