Ronen Shnidman
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Ronen Shnidman

Ronen Shnidman is the Managing Editor of about-fraud.com.

Cybertech TLV 2019 IoT mobile identity

Machine Identity Replacing PII in Securing Transactions

Several new and intriguing ways of authenticating identity from IoT and mobile devices were on display at the CyberTech TLV conference in Israel at the end of last month. Behind all the innovative ways of determining identity lies the notion that personally identifiable information (PII) on humans is no longer...Readmore
Israel Police Tal Ben Yosef Union Bank of Israel

How the Israel Police Fights Money Laundering

Tal Ben Yosef is an accredited lawyer and fraud prevention manager at the Union Bank of Israel, but until a few months ago he was the head of the fraud investigations department of the Shfela region in the Israel Police. He started his career in investigations during his mandatory military...Readmore
Mike LeMieux FBI

FBI Working with Business to Fight Fraud

Michael LeMieux served in the FBI as a Supervisory Special Agent at the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center. He managed there investigations involving theft of trade secrets, counterfeit goods that pose a threat to health/safety and copyright and trademark infringement cases. Since retiring from the FBI,  LeMieux has served...Readmore
how to become a world class investigator book review

Book Review: How to Become a World Class Investigator

“How to Become a World Class Investigator” is not a book that will appeal to every reader, but the topics it covers and the approach it takes are valuable to any person interested in fighting fraud. Cross-disciplinary learning is valuable Most of the readers of about-fraud.com come from the world...Readmore
Online Fraudcast podcast

‘Online Fraudcast’ Podcast Explores Fraud Topics

Fraud prevention consultant Karisse Hendrick joined with about-fraud.com contributor and ex-con Brett Johnson to launch this summer “The Online Fraudcast” podcast. Over the first few episodes, the duo discuss e-commerce fraud issues facing merchants and consumers with insights drawn from both the good guys and the bad guys along with...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