Tag Archives: ecommerce fraud detection

Behind the Scenes: High Risk Shipping Addresses

Just like good customers, fraudsters must provide a shipping address in order to receive merchandise. But fraudsters’ need to evade detection and efficiently resell stolen goods leaves a trace in the shipping addresses they use. The minFraud network collects data on shipping addresses and uses it to identify any high risk shipping addresses associated with the transactions you submit for minFraud review.

This blog post investigates some high risk shipping addresses known to MaxMind, as well as provides some general fraud review tips for identifying them.

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Manual Review Best Practices:
Get More Data for a More Informed Decision

Thus far, our Best Practices Series has discussed how you can use the data provided by the minFraud service for better decision making during manual review.

But actionable data from minFraud starts with the inputs you include with each query.

The minFraud service requires that each query include the IP address associated with the transaction at a minimum; as best practices, MaxMind recommends you send as many data points as possible.

The more data points you provide, the better the riskScore and the more information you make available to your fraud analysts as part of the manual review process. Continue reading

Proxy Detection – Why Fraudsters Give Proxies a Bad Name

When it comes to fraud detection, finding proxies is a big topic. But why? Fraud detection begins with thinking intelligently about the IP address associated with a transaction. Where is that IP address, and how does that location relate to other transaction data? Whereas most IP addresses inspire confidence, those associated with a proxy generate suspicion.

Let’s take a closer look at proxy detection. Continue reading