‘Tis the Season to be Wary: Holiday Mobile Commerce Fraud Trends

Mobile is the way of the future – or rather, the present – for e-commerce. Holiday shoppers continue to move away from brick-and-mortar stores to online sites, but are doing even more shopping via mobile devices than ever before. Fraudsters are growing savvy to the trend and capitalizing on the colossal amount of purchases made […]

3 Essential Last-Minute Steps for Holiday Fraud Prep

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be behind us, but the holiday shopping rush has only just begun. Between now and January 1, millions of people will order gifts for family and friends online and on mobile. Last year, the sharp uptick in holiday shopping was accompanied by a 22% increase in ecommerce fraud. If […]

It’s the Fraudiest Time of the Year for Travelers

Visiting family for the holidays? So is everyone else. Last year, a record-shattering 107 million people traveled between Thanksgiving and New Year. In December and early January, travel spiked by 20%. That’s millions of people booking flights, grabbing hotels, and buying train tickets. A good chunk of these transactions happen on “Travel Tuesday,” the day […]

Fraud Fighters Forum Yearly Wrap Up

As we begin to close the door on the year, I wanted to share some updates from our Fraud Fighters Forums. To set the stage, folks on various Risk, Spam, Community Integrity, and Trust & Safety teams often tell us that the profession of fraud fighting can feel a bit isolating. Our Forums were created […]

Siftie Spotlight: Madison Majerle, Account Manager

This is part of a monthly series in which we get to know Sifties. Madison Majerle is one of our account managers and has been with Sift Science for a year and three months. If she could eat just one food for the rest of her life, it would be her mother’s homemade meatballs! There’s […]

Why Report on Fraud and Abuse?

You’ve got a team of analysts fighting fight fraud and abuse. You’re doing what you can to delight your customers and keep them safe. You seem to be doing everything right….but are you? Without the right data, it’s impossible to know. To understand your business’ health, it’s vital to have accurate, comprehensive measurement. But many […]

The Battle for Frictionless Checkout

It’s one of the most dreaded paradoxes of running an online business. Customers want to get from the buy button to the “track shipment” page with as few steps as possible. But they also want businesses to keep their data secure. They’ll abandon their cart if the checkout page requires repeated identity verification…but they also […]

10 Fraud Myths: The Hidden Insights that Drive Business Decisions

Think you know when the most online fraud takes place? It’s probably Cyber Monday or Black Friday, right? What about the fraudiest country in the world? Somewhere in Eastern Europe? Businesses may think they understand fraud, but the reality is far more complex. This lack of insight leads to guessing, incorrect conclusions, and bad decisions. […]

Announcing Sift Insights

Most businesses have a limited view of how effectively they’re fighting fraud. Existing reporting solutions rely on data that’s captured daily or weekly, but fraud is a constantly moving target. And with 40% of businesses tracking only chargeback rate, fraud managers are missing the impact their efforts are having on top-line growth. That’s why we’re […]