[Podcast] Valentine’s Day Special: Fairytales & Fraud with a Zoosk VP

Love is in the air…and on the internet. Over the past five years, the number of people who use online dating sites to meet potential partners has increased threefold. But star-crossed lovers aren’t the only people flocking to dating sites; fraudsters are too.   On this special Valentine’s Day episode, we’re sitting down with Sejal […]

[Podcast] Interview with Sift Science CTO Fred Sadaghiani – Part 1

Technology moves fast, and Fred Sadaghiani has always kept pace with it. Fred thrives in environments where he can solve hard, fun, meaningful problems. This drive has led him to startups like TeachStreet, to behemoths like Amazon — and now to Sift Science, where Fred is CTO. At Sift Science, Fred spearheads the development of […]

[Podcast] One Size Fits None: Risk-Based Fraud Fighting

Fraudsters are constantly innovating, which pushes online fraud and security experts to do the same. But according to Robert Lee, a fraud expert with experience at Twitter and Amazon, fraud fighters are over-relying on a “one size fits all” approach. The result? Websites aren’t safe, data breaches are constant, and account takeover is on the […]

[Podcast] Chocodiles and Chargebacks: Stories from Veteran Fraud-Fighters

Being a fraud analyst is a high-stakes job, often punctuated by strange twists and turns. How do analysts navigate the fast-paced world of online fraud? What challenges do they face? And what on earth do chocodiles have to do with it? In this episode, we sit down with two veteran fraud fighters: Michelle Arguelles and […]

[Podcast] Giving Away Our Secrets? The Promise and Peril of White Hat Hacking

White hat hackers roam the internet in search of security vulnerabilities. Unlike their black hat counterparts, their goal isn’t to penetrate those vulnerabilities: it’s to make website and business owners aware of these dangerous loopholes. But Alex Rice, co-founder of bug bounty organization HackerOne, says that white hat hackers are playing a dangerous game. Without […]

[Podcast] A Fintech Navigates the World of Fraud

Curve is a London-based fintech startup that’s out to revolutionize the way we make payments. But new technology creates a wealth of opportunity for consumers and fraudsters alike.  How does a small team prevent — and fight — new and innovative types of fraud? We sit down with Rona Ruthen, head of operations at Curve, […]

[Podcast] How-To: Building an International, Dynamic Fraud Team

As many of you know, building a trust & safety team isn’t easy. Our trust & safety expert Kevin Lee has helped walk us through it in the past, but there’s always more to learn! What if your team spans continents? What if you’re building from scratch? What if you’re dealing with a type of fraud […]

[Podcast] Rethinking Chargebacks

Chargebacks are a common problem — so common, in fact, that you may think there’s nothing new to say about them. But Denise Aptekar, senior director of global payments at Upwork, has reconceptualized friendly fraud in a way that just might change the way you see chargebacks. How should fraud and risk teams approach this […]

[Podcast] The Great Holiday Fraud Prevention Roundtable

For fraud fighters, the winter holiday stress isn’t limited to buying gifts and entertaining in-laws. Last year, ecommerce fraud spiked by over 30% during the holidays, and it’s projected to get even worse this year. In this episode, we sit down with fraud fighters from Patreon, Wanelo, and Sift Science to get some life-saving tips […]

[Podcast] Yes, You should Care about Payroll Fraud

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t spend too much time thinking about payroll fraud. You might not even know what it is. In this episode, we sit down with Greg Wilson, risk product specialist at Gusto, to learn why payroll fraud matters more than you realize. Then Greg and Kevin Lee, our trust […]