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.
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.