‘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 […]

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 […]

How On-Demand Ride Service Apps Drive Fraud

We’re living in the era of instant gratification. On-demand apps have changed the meaning of “fast delivery” and given consumers the expectation that certain services can be provided within minutes. These apps make users’ lives more convenient, but they also introduce ample opportunity for cybercrime. How and why are on-demand apps being exploited to commit […]

Planning for the Q4 Holiday Fraud Rush

You may have felt a chill in the air when September rolled around, but it wasn’t just the weather. For e-commerce businesses, the holiday madness is coming, and with it…the fraud rush. Sound familiar? I’ve totally been there, and I’d love to share what I’ve learned. In my 10+ years working on the fraud front […]

The 12 Stats of Christmas

Whether you’re a fraud analyst or a fraudster (which we hope you’re not!), this is the busiest time of year. It can be hard to wrap your head around the magnitude of holiday e-commerce – let alone the fraud. How much stuff are people buying on their computers and phones? And how many of those […]

Introducing mobile locations for better fraud fighting

More and more users are turning to mobile to make purchases, interact with online communities, and browse the web — and fraudsters are following suit. We launched our iOS and Android SDKs over the last year to help our customers fight mobile fraud. Customers who have integrated the SDKs have already seen many mobile-specific signals […]

Announcing support for iOS 11 and Android O!

Stay ahead of mobile fraud by keeping your Sift Science SDK integrations up to date! We’re happy to announce that our mobile SDKs now support iOS 11 and Android Oreo (O).    In addition to supporting the latest version of both mobile platforms, the SDK includes a host of improvements, including: Better Android data collection […]

Blocked!: A True Story of False Positives

We often talk about false positives in terms of cost, but what exactly is that cost? This story showcases the hidden price you pay by blocking good users. Like most people, I’m constantly engaging with the online world. I buy products and leave restaurant reviews on my computer at home, but I also browse sites, make […]