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Eliminating the Holiday Hangover

Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2013

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A Peek Into Our Secret Sauce

Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2012

There aren’t many, perhaps any, fraud-fighting businesses who share deep insights into what makes their solution better. Granted, we operate in an industry where a level of secrecy is necessary. After all, Kount’s purpose is to protect the online business of our clients. But are there any others in our business that use the power of artificial intelligence to help battle the ever-evolving world of fraud?

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Minimizing the Fraud Hangover

Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012

Online retailers know that fraudulent activity has many long-lasting repercussions beyond the immediate financial hit. Certainly fraud is an inherent risk of doing business, even more so in the card-not-present world of e-commerce. But retailers who are hit hardest by fraud also face a more serious financial risk that could decimate their business – and it all starts with the chargeback.

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Payment Platform Disruptions Create Opening for Fraud

Posted on Monday, August 27, 2012

You may have seen a few big stories lately that indicate some significant changes afoot in the payments industry. Square has garnered some media attention lately from their recent agreement with Starbucks and its announcement of a new monthly pricing structure for small businesses. Earlier this week, PayPal announced a partnership with Discover that will substantially expand its reach to more than seven million retail locations. Throw in a partnership of major retailers creating a new mobile payment solution and you have a significant trend gaining even more steam.

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Mobile Surge Today, Fraud Tomorrow

Posted on Tuesday, August 7, 2012

There have been a number of recent media reports emphasizing the ongoing surge in mobile payments, a topic we covered via infographic a few months ago. Mobile devices continue to play an increasingly important role in e-commerce, highlighted by the recent report from the IBM Retail Online Index. Key highlights include a number of trends emerging from last quarter alone, most notably:

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