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Build vs. Buy – Final Four

By PJ Rohall / Mar 30, 2018

Preventing fraud is already challenging without adding the confusion of what to build in-house and what to purchase from vendors. There is no standard answer…

How Trusting Your Customers Is Like Baking a Cake

By Ronald Praetsch / Mar 27, 2018

Static authentication is broken The year 2017 saw the most data security breaches in history, surpassing 2016’s record of 1091 breaches. Since 2013, over nine…

Merchant Fraud Losses Rise 7% in 2017

By Ronen Shnidman / Mar 22, 2018

Merchants’ total fraud losses rose 7% year on year in 2017 to 4.09% of total orders received, according to the Ecommerce Fraud Index figures released…

4 Tips for Handling Friendly Fraud

By Tonya Robertson / Mar 21, 2018

You may have heard of the term friendly fraud but what is it really and why is it one of the most talked about fraud…

3 Machine Learning Solutions Launch for Finance, Auto Loans & Groceries

By Ronen Shnidman / Mar 12, 2018

Three separate machine learning fraud solutions targeting credit card issuers, auto loans and online groceries were released last week by Fiserv, PointPredictive and Ocado Technology, respectively.…

You Study Fraudsters But Fraudsters Study You

By Brett Johnson / Mar 8, 2018

I recently came across an interesting post on one of the many underground criminal websites I monitor daily. It is advice intended for fraud managers…

Clone Fraud Costs U.K. $280M Per Year

By Ronen Shnidman / Feb 21, 2018

British pension fundholders are losing £200 million ($280 million) a year to “clone fraud,” according to government figures published by The Times this week. In…

Fraud Trends This Chinese New Year

By Ronen Shnidman / Feb 16, 2018

Today marks the start of the Chinese Year of the Dog and the beginning of Lunar Spring Festival that ends on March 2, a festival…

Stop Falling for Dating Scams this Valentine's Day

By Ronen Shnidman / Feb 7, 2018

Valentine’s Day is the holiday of love for couples. For most singles, it is an annual reminder of the need to find a significant other.…

Provider & Fraud Knowledge – Square One

By PJ Rohall / Nov 21, 2017

It’s tempting to approach fraud management in the same manner I assemble my son’s toys. Start at step 7, jump to 15, let out a…