Fraud

Digging Through the Dark Web Can Pay Off for Fraud Professionals

The Dark Web is a scary place filled with fraudsters, fakers and felons. But it is also a rich resource for threat intelligence experts who are looking to identify stolen personal information. Credit Karma’s Igor Bulavko recently explored the good-guy potential of the internet’s dark underside at Signifyd’s latest Payment/Fraud Meetup.

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Why machine learning is not the silver-bullet solution to online fraud

Machine learning has emerged as the best tool to fight fraud at scale, and merchants with the right instincts are increasingly turning to it for solutions. However, too many merchants are looking to machine learning as a panacea for fraud, and some vendors are irresponsibly fueling that belief, advocating a total replacement of seasoned fraud…

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Signifyd Meetup Will Explore Voices From the Dark Web

Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, Equifax and now the Dark Web have recently become hot topics of conversation and not necessarily for the reasons they would like. But the truth is, the Dark Web and those who mine it to make an illicit living have been around for years.

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Signifyd’s Study Shows Growth in Online Fraud

Ecommerce fraud increased 7 percent in 2017, but a sweeping Signifyd study shows the story is a much more nuanced one. Fraudsters may be favoring new methods and just how big your fraud problem is has a lot to do with what you sell.

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Faster Delivery, Stronger Security are 2018 Ecommerce Priorities

Online ecommerce in 2018 will be marked by faster delivery times and stronger identity verification, experts say. As we move through the first quarter of 2018 it is apparent that retail trends this year will be a mix of the old and the new. Experts say an old standby — the need to speed up…

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What to Look For When Choosing a Payment Processor

One thing every online merchant learns pretty quickly is that a successful e-commerce operation relies on a network of partners to perform the digital ballet of presenting products, taking payment, filling orders and getting the goods to customers as quickly as possible — all while ensuring that no one is taking advantage of them. At…

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How Retailers Can Put the Positive in False Positives

Evolving technology requires evolving thinking for online merchants when it comes to false positives — or orders mistakenly declined for fear of fraud. The goal of modern fraud protection isn’t to eliminate all fraudulent orders, but rather to become better at differentiating between fraudulent and legitimate orders.

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Rooted: Built from the Ground Up

Rooted is the premium apparel and footwear destination in Nashville. Signifyd helps them accept more orders, eliminate fraud losses and reduce manual reviews to focus on growth.

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Pot Sales Surge Calls for Ecommerce Fraud Vigilance

Merchants who sell marijuana paraphernalia online are likely to see a surge in orders now that California has legalized recreational pot. Increased orders are good, but they also call for increased vigilance in a retail sector that has seen a recent increase in fraud, according to Signifyd data.

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Are You Ready for Your Data Breach?

You can barely stop shaking your head over the tremendous size of one data breach before another eclipses it. Are you ready? Unfortunately, it seems like it’s a matter of when, not if. We have some recommendations from Experian and Digital Shadows to get you ready.

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Cyber Monday is Becoming Black Monday for Retailers

Cyber Monday has been a well-established retail holiday for more than a decade. But as we move into Cyber Monday 2017, many ecommerce retailers might be thinking of it as Black Monday. No, not because it will change red ink to black on the balance sheet, but because of the sinister implications the official launch…

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Tackling Fraud

How Apparel Sellers Can Preserve Profit Margins If online retail were an Olympic sport, the apparel sector would definitely rank on the high end when it comes to degree of difficulty. All ecommerce is hard, especially in an era of rapidly progressing technology and steadily increasing expectations among consumers. But those who sell clothes and…

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American Made Beauty

Some things are still made right here in America, and for good reason. For 40 years, Carver Tubs has been designing, innovating and building bathtubs in Grandview, MO, just south of Kansas City. A beautifully crafted bathtub with perfectly placed whirlpool or air massage jets is something most people will buy once in their lifetimes,…

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What’s a Good Night’s Sleep Worth to You?

“What’s a good night’s sleep worth to you?” This question is answered dozens of times on Kryo’s website through emotional testimonials from happy customers. Many of these customers were skeptical at first, but now they own more than one Kryo product (Kryo recently acquired the rights for the ChiliPad) and recommend them passionately to friends,…

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Study Reports $57.8 Billion In eCommerce Fraud Losses

This post summarizes the press release published at 8:00 AM EDT on October 26, 2017. BOSTON, Mass. –(October 26, 2017)– Account Takeover has replaced Stolen Financials as the fastest growing fraud threat for eCommerce websites in 2017. While still representing only a fraction of the volume of Stolen Financials, in Q2 2017 alone, Account Takeover fraud rose by…

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Dr. Dabber Smokes Out Fraud with Machine Learning

Online retailer Dr. Dabber is so good at curtailing chargebacks that their payment processor reduced their rate by $3,000 a month. “He dropped our rates more than 1% – out of nowhere,” says Pantelis Ataliotis, president and co-founder of the Las Vegas-based vaporizer pen and vape accessories sales site.  “Signifyd had a lot to do…

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GOTit Gets Rid of Fraud

About five miles from the beach in Tel Aviv, Tal Agassi’s team of 10 did their best to tell good orders from bad. None had fraud-prevention expertise. Some had been on the job for only two weeks. Even so, a number of them would spend as much as a third of their day sorting through…

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Is Equifax Fraud Wave Still Coming?

Maybe the most disconcerting thing about the Equifax data breach — other than the staggering size of the theft of personal information — is the relative quiet that has followed in the six weeks since the heist was disclosed. While plenty has been written about what could happen as a result of cyber-thieves nabbing the…

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