Take the Fraud News Challenge! 7/18/17

In the world of online fraud, news moves quickly. Have you been staying on top of it? Time to test your knowledge! See if you can fill in the blanks below. When you’re done, check your answers. No cheating! Fill in the Blanks 1. Aetna has launched a new security system for mobile and web […]

Net Neutrality Has a Fraud Problem

Remember a time when we could go a day without reading the words “fake news?” Since the election, people have been questioning the authenticity of all kinds of online content, everything from news articles to Facebook comments. Now, a hot-button issue has gotten caught in the fake news crosshairs: net neutrality. Net Neutrality: The Latest […]

3 Surprising Findings from Our New Podcast

Sift Science is excited to announce that we’ve launched a podcast, Trust & Safety in Numbers! On Trust & Safety in Numbers, our host, Evan (that’s me!), and our trust and safety guru, Kevin Lee, will chat with people on all sides of the online fraud fight: fraud analysts, FBI agents, security consultants, former hackers, rogue cyborgs (okay, […]

3 Key Takeaways from the FBI Internet Crime Report

Every year, the FBI receives reports of internet-facilitated criminal activity through their Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3). The FBI distills the information from these complaints into the annual FBI Internet Crime Report (ICR). But if you’re not a federal agent or a victim of cybercrime, should you care about the ICR? The short answer: yes! […]

Fraud Fighter Forum Quarterly Wrap Up

As we close on the second quarter of the year, I wanted to share some updates from our Fraud Fighter Forums. To set the stage, merchants often tell us that the profession of fraud fighting can feel a bit isolating. Our Forums were created to provide a space for people on the front lines of […]

Take the fraud news challenge! 6/26/17

Are you staying on top of the online fraud and abuse headlines? It’s time to test your knowledge! Fill in the blanks below. No cheating! And don’t forget to check your answers when you’re done. Fill in the blanks! 1. China is currently testing a groundbreaking national_____. 2. In 2016, about $12 billion in fraud […]

Take the fraud news challenge! 6/19/17

Are you staying on top of the online fraud and abuse headlines? It’s time to test your knowledge! Fill in the blanks below. No cheating! And don’t forget to check your answers when you’re done. Fill in the blanks! 1. A new study from Mastercard and Oxford University suggests that 93 percent of consumers (and […]

The New Fraud Frontier: Using Mobile Data to Fight Fraud

Mobile: The New Fraud Frontier Legends tell of a time when we weren’t glued to our smartphones…but that was long, long ago. Now, 98% of American Millennials own a mobile device. These devices aren’t just for making phone calls anymore; phones are vital to the way we do business, navigate the world, and create our […]

News Roundup 6/12: Test your knowledge of last week’s fraud headlines!

Have you been paying attention to the fraud and abuse headlines? Time to test your knowledge! See if you can fill in the blanks below. Don’t forget to check your answers when you’re done. Fill in the blanks! 1. A recent Payments Canada survey suggests that half of Canadians are ready to give up ____. […]

Trust & Safety Sift EDU: Chapter 1 – Why have a trust & safety team?

Why have a trust & safety team? When speaking with companies, I often get asked about what it means to have a “trust and safety” team. How does that differ from a fraud team?  Should I have a trust and safety team? How do I get buy-in to build this kind of team? These questions […]