Category Archives: Online Fraud Prevention

DemystData’s fraud solutions offer best-in-class IP risk data from the minFraud service to help financial services firms prevent fraud

Demyst’s Platform has helped Tier 1 financial services firms modernize and leverage external data workflows for over 10 years. Account takeover and synthetic fraud can be expensive for Demyst’s clients in online payments, banking, and insurance. Demyst’s VP of Product Strategy Prashant Reddy explains that the data provided by the minFraud service fills a key niche in the solutions Demyst’s clients are creating.

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Simplex uses minFraud data to train their algorithm to detect new cryptocurrency fraud patterns in real time

Simplex has been changing the status quo of crypto purchases since 2014. As the market leader, they pioneered the first riskless global fiat onramp using a credit and debit card, which promises a zero chargeback guarantee. With a zero chargeback guarantee in place, there’s a lot at stake in fraud detection and prevention. When they were putting together their platform, they knew from the beginning that they would need an agile, responsive algorithm at the heart of their fraud detection and prevention solutions. Simplex Data Analyst Talor Kars works closely with that algorithm.

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Research Defender uses minFraud as part of a homegrown solution to protect the integrity of research done on behalf of its customers.

When Vignesh Krishan founded Research Defender in 2018 he knew that managing fraud was critical in the global market research industry. The company set out to deliver high-quality consumer insights for companies in diverse industries all over the world. They understood even before they got started that ensuring the quality and integrity of the research was going to be essential to their success and the success of their customers.

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MaxMind Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As the situation around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop and impact communities around the globe, the whole MaxMind team wishes you and your loved ones safety and health.

We have been relying on our business continuity and contingency plans amidst the uncertainty, and we want to assure you that we are committed to providing service to our valued user community. Our team is distributed across North America and everyone is telecommuting to ensure safety and service. We have also confirmed with our key vendors that they are prepared to fulfill their obligations with regards to our contracts. 

Any impacts to MaxMind service will be posted on our status webpage, https://status.maxmind.com/, and our Twitter feed, https://twitter.com/maxmind. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at support@maxmind.com.

Sincerely,

MaxMind team

Important Updates about TLS v1.0/v1.1, Unencrypted HTTP Requests, and the Legacy minFraud SOAP API

October 16, 2019:
We retired support for TLS v1.0/v1.1 and unencrypted HTTP requests to minFraud services on October 16, 2019, as part of our commitment to securing and protecting your data. Please ensure you are using TLS v1.2+ to connect to MaxMind services.

May 8, 2020:
We retired the legacy minFraud SOAP API on May, 2020. Please integrate with the legacy minFraud service directly, or use our newer minFraud services.

In the coming months, we will be retiring the following:

  1. TLS v1.0 and 1.1 support across MaxMind products and services (October 16, 2019);
  2. Unencrypted HTTP requests to our legacy minFraud services (October 16, 2019); and
  3. The legacy minFraud service SOAP API (January 31, 2020 – revised to May 8, 2020).

Read on below for more information. MaxMind is deeply committed to information security and protecting customer data, and taking these steps will allow us to ensure your data is as safe and secure as possible. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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MaxMind and Dosh to Speak About Preventing Referral Program Abuse at MRC Vegas 2019

MaxMind and Dosh will be presenting at the Merchant Risk Council’s annual fraud prevention conference, MRC Vegas, on Tuesday, March 19, from 4:15pm – 5pm. Read on below for the details and what you’ll take away from the session.

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