Is AVS for Fraud Detection Still Relevant?

The address verification system (AVS) has been one of the most relied upon forms of fraud detection for years. It checks the billing address submitted by the card user during checkout with the billing address on record at the issuing bank. The credit card processor indicates how much of a match there is to the […]

Making Sense of Mismatches: A New eBook

In the past, credit card fraud was commonly determined by checking whether a shopper’s credit card matched their ID. With the advent of online retail, however, catching fraudsters became a more complex task and many merchants resorted to automatically declining orders containing data mismatches. Initially this approach seemed practical, as the majority of eCommerce stores […]

The Case Against A Cyberwall with Mexico

It’s the 2nd largest eCommerce market in Latin America, with nearly 60 million internet users. More than half of online shoppers frequent international websites, and online purchases are expected to hit $65 billion by 2020. So why are so many eCommerce merchants so cautious with Mexican orders, to the extent of blocking Mexican IPs altogether? […]