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5 Reasons We Can’t Wait to Open Our Seattle Office

Big news: after more than five years of operating out of a single office in beautiful downtown San Francisco, Sift Science is branching out. We realized that in order to keep up with our growth needs and continue to build a great team, we’d have to expand geographically. And where’s the perfect place to achieve […]

Where Does Fraud Happen Most in the U.S.?

  In August of 2013, four accomplices pled guilty to the largest credit card fraud case in United States history. Over the course of several years, they created more than 7,000 false identities, obtained tens of thousands of credit cards, and formed an elaborate network of shipping addresses, where illegally purchased goods were delivered. By […]

How Any E-Commerce Business Can Ship Like Amazon [Q&A]

Every e-commerce store that deals with physical goods has to, at one point or another, navigate the confusing world of shipping. Enter Shippo, an API that allows any business to connect with multiple shipping carriers in one place and easily compare shipping rates, buy labels, and track packages. We chatted with Laura Behrens Wu, founder and CEO of Shippo, to […]

10 Things You Need to Know About Fake Reviews

Whether you’re looking for a hotel in Yosemite, deciding between two hot new burger places, or making sure everyone knows about the three-hour wait at that coffee shop, online reviews have become the currency of the savvy shopper. Unfortunately, scammers also know how much sway a positive or negative review can have. Since the rise of Yelp […]

Meatballs, Fraud Manager, and Martinis, Oh My!

What do you get when you mix together 25 fraud managers, 30 ice cream sandwiches, 4 platters of meatballs, and an open bar? Sounds like the perfect recipe for a Fraud Fighters Forum night out! Two weeks ago, the Fraud Fighters Forum kicked off its first New York City event, bringing together local fraud folks, […]

Which Startups Will Succeed in the Future of FinTech [Q&A]

FinTech may have become an investment and media darling over the past couple of years, but product management guru Jon Zanoff has been beating the drum for much longer than that. He founded the thriving community Empire Startups in 2011, and is currently lowering barriers to entry to accelerate FinTech innovation at Techstars. We talked to Jon […]

Introducing New Content and Promo Abuse Cards

Earlier this year, we launched Content Abuse Prevention and Promo Abuse Prevention, two new products designed to help customers stop additional types of fraud and abuse. Today, we’re excited to announce that rich data about Content and Promo Abuse are now available in the Sift Science console in easy-to-use cards, so you can dive deeper into user details and quickly see […]

Will There Ever Be a Global Standard for Online Payments?

Evan Schuman is a guest contributor to the Sift Science blog. A single, standard way to pay for anything securely online. Sounds great, right? But does this ambitious vision actually stand a chance of happening? Recent talks from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) about establishing one consistent method of making purchases online has a lot of potential, especially given the […]

Behind the Scenes: The Making of a Sift Science Ad Campaign

It was a dark and stormy night… Okay, so maybe it was more like a semi-windy August day in the Financial District of San Francisco, but for the sake of setting the mood I’m sure you catch my drift. Five of us (two in-house designers, one marketing coordinator, one photographer, and one makeup artist) were hard […]

Verified by Visa is Abandoning Passwords. But Is It Too Little, Too Late?

If you poll any group of 100 security professionals, you’d be hard-pressed to find a single one that would defend passwords as a viable and secure authentication tool. From that perspective, it’s not surprising that Visa officially said it will stop using static passwords for its e-commerce Verified By Visa program. What is surprising is the world’s largest card […]