How 2018 Changed the Face of Fraud

2018 has seen dramatic changes in how businesses approach trust & safety: everything from compliance to data breaches to content abuse. As you’re tying up this year’s loose ends and prepping for next year, it’s worth revisiting what we learned (and didn’t!) this past year. So, let’s recap! 1. Businesses can no longer procrastinate on data […]

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 […]

Why Report on Fraud and Abuse?

You’ve got a team of analysts fighting fight fraud and abuse. You’re doing what you can to delight your customers and keep them safe. You seem to be doing everything right….but are you? Without the right data, it’s impossible to know. To understand your business’ health, it’s vital to have accurate, comprehensive measurement. But many […]

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. […]

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 […]

Notes from the Inaugural Women’s Trust Network Event

Where can you go to talk about professional development and fraud-fighting strategies while sipping wine and chatting with other smart women in similar roles? We couldn’t find an answer, which is why we partnered with Chargehound and Patreon to organize the inaugural Women’s Trust Network event on August 23. We were delighted by the outpouring […]

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 […]