Ronen Shnidman
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Ronen Shnidman

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

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
Twitter funding M&A

Signifyd Raises $100M in May

Signifyd closed a $100 million Series D investment round at the end of May, with the investment vehicle of the chairman of leading Indian information technology services company Wipro leading the round. Signifyd plans to use the funds to double it's headcount to 320 employees, including its new European office...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
Funding investment ThetaRay

iovation Is Latest Fraud Acquisition By Data Provider

Major international credit bureau and identity data provider TransUnion announced on May 18 that it would acquire fraud solution vendor iovation. Terms for the deal were undisclosed, however, TransUnion noted that iovation's management team would stay in place following the deal's closure.  The acquisition is anticipated to close late in...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
Fraud in fantasy sports Q&A

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
Funding investment ThetaRay

SecuredTouch raises $8M in April

Behavioral biometrics startup SecuredTouch raised $8 million in April, in what was otherwise a dry month for fraud prevention startups. This brings SecuredTouch’s total investment to date to $12 million. The Israel-based company said it expects to use the additional funds to expand its business activity internationally, including plans to open...Readmore
2018 Fraud Conference Calendar

Fraud Conference Calendar 2018

There are dozens of conferences held across the globe every year dedicated to sharing fraud prevention knowledge and solutions. To assist fraud prevention professionals and organizations looking for opportunities to learn, network and find solutions to their fraud problems, about-fraud.com has created a calendar of all the relevant events we...Readmore
Funding investment ThetaRay

Nearly $100M in New Fraud Funding End of March

The second half of March was an eventful month for startup funding in the fraud prevention space. Sift Science raised $53 million in a Series D round in the biggest investment announcement of the month. The San Francisco-based company offers a machine learning based fraud prevention solution to e-commerce merchants...Readmore