Virag Masuraha

With his 24+ years of experience in the Financial Industry Virag holds thorough knowledge of Financial Crime & Fraud data, analytics, modeling, and related intelligence across the customer and fraud lifecycle. He has extensive experience driving data and analytics strategy, analytical programs, advanced analytics (big data & AI-ML, entity linkages, network, and Machine Learning capabilities), and cyber & digital fraud strategies across Consumer and Commercial portfolios. Virag holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Evanston, IL and a Masters in Engineering from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. On a personal note, Virag lives with his wife and two children in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He collaborates with other cofounders to run “Banda Unnayan Foundation”, a Non-Profit organization in his hometown in India to help financially challenged young promising students in achieving their full potential.

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The Cost of Review Fraud and the Value of Authenticity

Learn how email address intelligence is helping businesses fight back against review fraud.Convenience and choice have become synonymous with online shopping. And online shopping trends keep ticking upward, with the global e-commerce market expected to be worth $6.3 trillion in 2024 alone. But this increase has also brought about some challenges –...
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5 Layered Actions for Consumers to Fight Fraud

Are you a crime fighter? Most financial institutions hope so - and they are actively trying to hone your skills and habits. These days, there are few instances when logging on to a financial or medical account (or any account that contains sensitive information) when you are not asked to take extra...
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The Fight Against DeepFake Fraud

Cybercrime has been on the rise for a while, and we like to think we’re wise to the fraudsters’ tactics, right?  But as technology advances, so too does the potential for fraud. The rise of AI-powered criminals has significant implications for cybersecurity. While AI can strengthen our defenses, it also gives cybercriminals...
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Investment, Acquisitions & IPO’s – Q1 2024

The first quarter has concluded! Now, it's time for our quarterly investment update. Delve into the latest funding rounds and acquisitions in the realm of fraud and risk mitigation! Funding Napier Napier AI, a UK-based RegTech company specializing in AI-driven financial crime and regulation technology compliance solutions, has secured a £45 million...
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Tackling the Dangerous Email Domain Dilemma

The rise of dangerous and high-risk domains has been significantly altering our online world. To the tune of 100,000 or so per day. And when most of these domains are seen for but a few weeks before vanishing into the ether, timing is of the essence. Disposable email addresses, hide-my-email, email aliases,...
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We spent the last year looking at hundreds of discussions about AI crime in all its forms, including hacker forums on the dark web, to try to figure out which crimes are real and which are fantasy, and which could possibly be in the future versus those that are here now. And...

Finding the Right Chargeback Solution

Chargebacks are one of the most persistent challenges for merchants, especially those in e-commerce. Mishandled, they can become a significant source of frustration and financial loss. With this in mind, many companies look to external vendors for solutions to their chargeback problems. However, not all providers are created equal, making the choice...
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Cracking the Fraud ROI Maturity Curve: The Path to Sustainable Growth

Successful fraud prevention programs look different at every company. But there are certain markers of efficacy and maturity you can measure as you move up the ROI curve. Most companies see fraud prevention as an operational expense, which makes proving ROI at every stage of your fraud program’s growth essential. I'll break...
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How to Succeed at Chargeback Recovery

Chargebacks can be a harsh reality for merchants, whether they stem from fraud, merchant error, or, in many cases, false claims. While the former two may serve as valuable learning experiences, false claims challenge the very fabric of the chargeback process. In these instances, merchants have the potential for recovery, provided they...
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