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Ad Fraud: The Silent Revenue Killer

Ad Fraud: The Silent Revenue Killer

Fraud is a well-known threat to every online company. Because of that, nearly every company has some solution for handling transaction fraud, reducing chargebacks, and verifying customers. The biggest reason for this is because companies can see the effects of transaction fraud immediately and easily recognize the drain on their...Readmore
manual review cnp card-not-present

CNP Manual Review: Solving the Paradox

Manual review is the paradox in card-not-present (CNP) fraud prevention today. Many in the market are trumpeting the decreased need for manual review amid the implementation of greater automation and machine learning solutions. Meanwhile, a number of companies that sell manual review solutions are expanding their operations and data coverage...Readmore
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

Aite Attracts Financial Fraud Fighters

Aite's Inaugural Financial Crime Forum kicked off in Charlotte a couple weeks ago. In attendance were representatives from some of the largest banks and credit unions, including Citi, Wells Fargo, Ally, SunTrust, BB&T, US Bank, Navy Federal and more! The agenda spanned the industry's most relevant topics and trends, allowing...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

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