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Where’s the Common Ground for Russia & Ukraine? Fraud

Posted on Friday, September 5, 2014

Imagine coming home to a flooded kitchen. You can see the water, there is obviously a leak but you have no idea where it’s coming from or what caused it. Until Brian Krebs and others started to connect the dots earlier this week, we knew rings of criminals in both Russia and Ukraine had a significant batch of data and credit card numbers available for sale. Now we see the dots pointing to a massive breach at Home Depot that may eclipse what happened at Target last year.

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10-Minute Makeover: Change a Fraud Prevention Rule in Minutes, Not Days

Posted on Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Does this sound familiar? You identify a new flavor of fraud attack and want to upgrade a rule in your fraud prevention process. You send a request to your payment provider or IT team. They submit a job ticket to the programmers and 1 to 2 weeks later, the rule goes into effect. In the meantime you continue to be exposed. And spend lots of time and money trying to plug that vulnerability with more intensive manual reviews or other workarounds. You lose revenue, merchandise and profits.

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Never Implement a New Fraud Prevention Rule Before Playing in the Sandbox

Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014

“What if?” is a powerful question. Especially if you’ve identified what looks like a new type of CNP fraud attack and you want to implement a rule to stop it. Even if you use a fraud prevention solution like Kount Complete™ that makes implementing rule changes simple, it’s always a good idea to ask: “What if?” Fortunately, Kount Complete also makes it easy to ask and answer that question. With our real-time sandbox functionality, you can implement a new rule provisionally – without affecting on-going transactions – to see what the impact would be. There are 4 good reasons to do so.

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What Are Your Fraud Rules Costing You?

Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

With new data breaches being reported almost daily, you might think the biggest threats to your bottom line are all external. But if your fraud system isn’t optimized for your business, the same solution that’s protecting you from external threats is also costing your business thousands in lost sales, added resources, and time spent reviewing transactions on top of what your system costs.

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Kount CEO Takes ALS "Ice Bucket" Challenge 101 Times Over

Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Kount CEO Brad Wiskirchen recently accepted the ALS Challenge with 101 buckets of ice and a swim in the Boise River. Kount employees donated $5 per ice bucket, with Brad matching the total money raised for the ALS Challenge. Brad also challenged the following leaders to accept his challenge:

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