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7 Best Practices for Hiring a Fraud Analyst

Posted on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

There are 1,900 listings for Fraud Analyst positions on Indeed.com, the #1 job site worldwide. Over 50 percent of the positions pay more than $85,000 per year. And nearly 20 percent pay over $100,000!

For online businesses and eCommerce operations, hiring for this vital role involves a significant investment of time and money. Below are 7 key capabilities to look for when hiring a fraud analyst.

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Topics: manual review, fraud analyst

10 Years and Kounting

Posted on Thursday, May 4, 2017

More than 1.1 billion websites are online. One of them just got better.

Kount has launched a new, faster, mobile-optimized website developed using the ReactJS framework – a leading-edge technology that is also powering Facebook.

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Topics: fraud prevention, new website, rebranding

Time for Your 100,000 Transaction Tune-Up?

Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The following 3 points are completely uncontroversial to anyone in the auto industry. Over time:

  1. Fuel injectors get clogged, and oil and carbon build-up clogs vacuum lines and fouls sensors used by your electronic fuel injection (EFI) computer. This leads to improper fuel/air ratio, spark timing, and fuel pressure. Result? Higher fuel costs and reduced performance.
  2. Periodic tune-ups fix these issues.
  3. Three things tell you it’s time for a tune-up: 1) poor performance and/or gas mileage, 2) warning lights and 3) time and mileage.   

The same logic applies to fraud prevention systems for eCommerce operations.

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Topics: fraud prevention, automotive, tune up

8 Million Reasons to Think Carefully About Build vs. Buy Fraud Prevention

Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Actually, $8.39 million. That’s how much more The Fraud Practice projects building a fraud prevention solution will cost versus buying a fraud prevention solution.

The Fraud Practice ran a 5-year Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) projection, using industry standard costs and benchmarks to project the estimated expenses for an eCommerce operation processing 10 million transactions in year 1 and experiencing 7% growth in years 2-5.

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Topics: fraud prevention, cost of ownership, build vs. buy

Ask the Experts: Q&A with Fraud Professionals – Webinar Recap

Posted on Friday, April 28, 2017

If you missed yesterday’s webinar “Ask the Experts: Q&A with Fraud Professionals”, this blog post provides a convenient summary recap.

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Topics: credit card, fraudsters, fraud professionals, q&a

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