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 […]

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 Mistakes Merchants Make Fighting Chargebacks

Your customer just filed a chargeback. That’s the end of the story, right? Not quite! As complicated and stressful as chargebacks may seem, you can fight back — and win. But it’s not easy. For one, the process of disputing a chargeback doesn’t favor the merchant. Banks and credit card companies prioritize their customers’ satisfaction. […]

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 […]

Content Abuse: Challenges and Evolutions

The war on content abuse is getting harder to win. In fact, content abuse has become so sophisticated that within four years, people might see fake information online more often than real information. It’s not just fake product reviews or social media comments, either. Even fake videos are starting to permeate the internet. Any online […]

GDPR Was Only the Beginning for Compliance

By now, you’re more familiar with GDPR than you ever wanted to be – whether it’s because of the countless emails about updated privacy policies that are still sitting in your inbox, or because your business had to do some updating and emailing too. GDPR is the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, which started on May 25th of […]

Cryptocurrencies: New Fraud Problems or Solutions?

Since bitcoin and the blockchain popped up nearly ten years ago, cryptocurrencies have experienced a startling evolution: from a fringe investment to a mainstream medium of exchange. Enterprising fraudsters have been following this evolution closely. In the first two months of this year, cryptocurrency fraud resulted in losses of $9 million a day. People who […]

[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 […]