Category: Fraud Detection
Read and learn about fraud detection with the following articles and posts by Ekata, a Mastercard company.
Ekata Protects 2.5 Billion Digital Interactions Globally in 2021
2021 was a transformative year for Ekata, capped by joining the Mastercard family to accelerate our shared goal of building trust in the digital economy. As consumers moved more of their lives online, online businesses grew to serve them. Over the course of the year, Ekata’s digital fraud prevention solutions protected billions of digital interactions […]
Fraudsters Are Overtaking Your Verification Methods
Many websites depend on one-time password (OTP) verification to fight fraud and ensure contactability in their account sign-up workflows. More sophisticated platforms may use static metadata about phones, such as line type, to block bad actors. Fraudsters have found new ways to acquire more standard phone numbers where static information looks like a real phone […]
The Top 5 Fraud Indicators for Shipping Addresses
Determining the validity of an address, especially in ecommerce, is necessary for shipping goods or authorizing a purchase, as well as detecting fraud. Larger and more sophisticated merchants with historical data assess risk based on address characteristics and past outcomes. For example, postcodes with historically high fraud rates may be flagged for further review or […]
Assessing Risk in Uncharted Times
Welcome to part two of a three-part series in which we look at the impacts of COVID-19 on digital commerce and fraud patterns, and insights our data provides on identifying fraudulent behavior. In our last blog, Where have all the Fraudsters Gone? we looked at data that showed overall ecommerce shopping trends are up, reflecting increased […]
Where have all the Fraudsters Gone?
Ekata is a data company. Data is the foundation of our beginning and our growth. When we find uncertainty, we look to the data for answers. In a time of such acute global uncertainty, we turned to the data with our questions: What are the current trends in online fraud for online businesses? Given the […]
Going Beyond Transactional Fraud With Identity Data
Typically, merchants use identity data to prevent transactional fraud and use real-time identity verification in order to keep fraudsters from making a purchase. But lately, we’ve seen a trend among some of our merchants toward using identity data earlier in the customer journey to improve the customer experience and reduce the risk of fraud. Fraud […]
Sales Engineers: Your Trusty Sidekicks in the Fight Against Fraud
Did you know Burt Ward had no acting experience when he was hired to play Robin in the original 1960s Batman series? And yet he was chosen over the more seasoned actor Peter Deyell. So what was it that Burt brought to the table that made him stand out? Three key things: a penchant for […]