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How to recognize legitimate proxy use
and reduce false positives during order review

As a merchant, you’ll frequently see cases where multiple orders with different billing addresses and payment methods are placed from the same IP address, and it’s not clear whether or not this indicates fraud.

Such activity could be a sign of fraud, with a fraudster testing multiple compromised credit cards. It could also be a sign that a fraudster is using a proxy to obscure his identity. There are times though when such activity is expected and flagging such transactions as fraudulent would mean denying good orders and frustrating customers. Continue reading

Come Visit the MaxMind Booth at MRC and
Learn How to Stop More Fraud!

2016 Vegas LogoMaxMind is looking forward to seeing you at the Merchant Risk Council (MRC) in Las Vegas. Come by Booth 131. Jenn Sessler, our Director, Business Development, will provide expert tips based on her many years of experience with fraud and manual review. Hear how we’ve helped our customers implement innovative methods to detect and stop card testing, triangulation fraud, and online ticketing fraud.

This informal presentation along with a follow on discussion will take place in the MaxMind booth at the following times:

  • Wednesday, March 9 – 10:30am and 2:30pm
  • Thursday, March 10  – 10:30am

If you can’t make it, just stop by Booth #131. We’re happy to share our expertise at any time!

Contact us today at mrc@maxmind.com to schedule a meeting during the event. We look forward to seeing you at MRC’s 2016 eCommerce Payments & Risk Conference – the largest professional development and networking event for eCommerce payments and fraud professionals in the Americas.

Remember, what happens in Vegas… can stop online fraud!


Jenn Sessler, MaxMind’s Director, Business Development, shares her expertise at MRC.

“AVS” and “CVV” Declines – Maximize Conversion AND Fraud Protection

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Welcome to our first installment of MaxMind’s Best Practices Blog Series!

In this post, we discuss using the minFraud Service in conjunction with your AVS and CVV declined transactions in order to help you increase your conversion rate and stop more fraud.
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