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Fraud 101

Learn about the payments ecosystem, chargebacks and fraud detection.

Fraud 101

The first time an ecommerce merchant experiences fraud is always a rude awakening.

Until that first chargeback, online retailers are usually unaware that they’re responsible when it comes to fraudulent purchase liability.

With that in mind, we’ve created this educational hub that works as a payment industry primer.

Our goal is to help you grow as a merchant, and as a business, by understanding the payments ecosystem around ecommerce, and the intricacies that make it different from traditional brick-and-mortar retail.

Explore the topics on the left to learn more about the online payments and fraud sphere.

  • $550 billion

    projected in ecommerce sales within the next 5 years, in the U.S. alone.

  • 1.3% of revenue

    lost to fraud by ecommerce merchants in 2015, the highest yet.

  • $233 in average costs

    to an online retailer for every $100 of fraudulent purchases they receive.