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[Podcast] Blockchain, Crypto, and the Future of Fraud

Cryptocurrencies and the blockchain represent a new frontier — one that’s wrought with regulatory and fraud challenges. New coin offerings pop up all the time, each decentralized and shrouded in risk. How do you safely transact with a form of currency that people struggle even to define? Coinbase is trying to do just that. The […]

Siftie Spotlight: Chantal Boctor, Contracts and Procurement Manager

This is part of a monthly series in which we get to know Sifties. Chantal Boctor is our Contracts and Procurement Manager and has been with Sift for eight months. If she could eat just one food for the rest of her life it would be flatbread, both sweet and savory. But if she could […]

Rules vs. Machine Learning: Why You Need Both to Win

Rules-based fraud prevention systems have a number of drawbacks when compared to the sophistication of machine learning, but is a machine learning-based system the be-all and end-all of fraud prevention? Can rules actually prove to be beneficial while making the transition to machine learning? We explored these and other questions in our webinar, Rules, Machine […]

[Podcast] Content Moderation: Best Practices

User-generated content (UGC) is the lifeblood of online marketplaces and communities. When someone posts fraudulent, abusive, or spammy content on your site, it doesn’t just look bad: it’s a visible, public indication that your business isn’t safe. Content abuse hurts your brand and hits your bottom line. Content moderators are often the first line of […]

Siftie Spotlight: Dandrew Cruda, Senior Marketing Manager, Demand Generation

This is part of a monthly series in which we get to know Sifties. Dandrew Cruda is our Senior Marketing Manager, Demand Generation, who has been with Sift Science for five months. If he could eat just one food for the rest of his life, it would be ice cream. Specifically, Thrifty’s Chocolate Malted Krunch […]

[Infographic] The 9 Flavors of Content Spam

Remember email spam? It used to be the scourge of the inbox, drowning out legitimate messages with sketchy offers for cheap pills and fast loans. But thanks to machine learning, these days you rarely see an unsolicited ad or offer pop up in email. The bad news? Instead, scammers have moved on to plague communities, […]

Botpocalypse: Spammy Content and Phony Engagement Make Up the New Face of Social Media

Sixty-nine percent of American adults use social media in some form. From Facebook to Instagram, Snapchat to YouTube, social media platforms connect family, friends, and strangers in a way that is unprecedented in the annals of human history. But with this exchanging of words, images, and ideas – oftentimes behind a pseudonym and an avatar […]