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Investment, Acquisitions & IPOs – Q2 2022

By Gabriella / Jul 5, 2022

Q2 just closed out, so it’s time for our quarterly investment update. As you can see, there is a lot more white space here as…

10 Books About the Biggest Business Scams of Our Time

By Wanda Lafond / Jun 15, 2022

Business scams have been the subject of numerous books. People have always been interested in reading about not only the success of businesses but also…

Fraud Prevention in the Customer Experience Era

By Nice Actimize / Jun 8, 2022

While FSO’s aspire to prevent fraud losses, focusing on the customer is also critical. Do retail and corporate banking customers expect to experience a certain…

Top 5 YouTube Scam Fighting Channels

By Gabriella / Mar 22, 2022

Scammer Payback- 1.99M subscribers Scammers are ruthless, and that is why I am here. My channel is all about bringing awareness to this critical problem…

From Breach to Fraud: The Compromised Payment Card Lifecycle

By Sam Langrock / May 23, 2022

It’s happened to almost everyone. One day we check our bank statement or receive an alert and scratch our head thinking “Hmm, that’s odd. I…

Digital Footprinting: An Effective Way to Stay a Step Ahead of Fraudsters

By Gergo Varga / May 11, 2022

Committing online fraud – or at least attempting it – is shockingly easy. Most tech-savvy people, if they were minded to, could learn the basics…


Regular Analytics v. Graph Analytics when Combatting Fraud

By Todd Blaschka / Jul 4, 2021

Financial services organizations are both powerful and vulnerable. As a result, they are often a target for fraudsters and cybercriminals. Merchants and financial services organizations…


The Importance of Manual Review

By Max Blumenfeld / Jul 21, 2021

In the last decade, the fraud detection and identity verification space have rallied around usage of Machine Learning.  One often overlooked component to make these…

Addressing the 3 Shortcomings of AVS

By Mike Russell / Jan 3, 2019

Address verification services (AVS) have fallen behind modern fraudsters’ tactics. To compensate, incorporate other fraud prevention solutions like identify fraud risk management, a chargeback management service or a full-service cloud platform.

Using 3-D Secure 2.0 to Help Comply with PDS2

By Jaime Howard / Jan 10, 2019

3-D Secure not only addresses some of the major problems with the original version, but it can also be used by merchants comply with the EU’s PSD2.