AF Education

Intro to Synthetic ID's From a Former FBI Fraud Fighter

By Kevin Danford / Dec 5, 2019

Basics & Background In layman’s terms, a synthetic ID is created when a fraudster takes a real or fake social security number (SSN), builds a…

Sim Swap Fraud’s Dangerous Evolution

By Ronen Shnidman / Jul 9, 2019

SIM swap fraud has evolved in the last two to three years, according to Nuance Chief Fraud Prevention Officer Simon Marchand. What used to be…

Important Questions to Ask During a Machine Learning Sales Pitch

By Mike Russell / May 6, 2019

To excel in fraud prevention requires approaching everything with skepticism. If you’re a top-notch fraud analyst, there’s a good chance you read contracts before signing.…

EKYC and Watchlist Screening – How FIs Use Them

By Bobby Joseph / May 2, 2019

Imagine this scenario: Daenerys Targaryen around 20 years ago bought a money-back life insurance policy. Remember, it was 20 years ago and the documentation process…

Fraud Orchestration Will Keep Banks on Key

By Ronald Praetsch / Apr 14, 2019

A growing, tech-savvy consumer base is changing the way we bank. Banks are creating innovative new ways of servicing their customers, giving them the power…

Ad Fraud: The Silent Revenue Killer

By Jackie Long / Apr 8, 2019

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…

Have We Found the Way to Gender Equality in Fraud?

By Emilie Grunzweig / Apr 4, 2019

Is gender important in getting a fraud prevention role? More importantly, is fraud prevention a women-friendly field? My hunch is that the answer is yes.…

Female Fraudsters: Looking at Past, Present & Future

By Gilit Saporta / Mar 7, 2019

The number of female fraudsters has risen in recent years along with the boom in global e-commerce and new web-only financial services. While pop culture…

How KYC Differs from Customer Verification

By Guy Stiebel / Jan 31, 2019

The next time you visit your local bar, consider this: How do you differentiate between a barstool and a table? Both have four legs, flat…

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.