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Last year, to mark International Women’s Day, we researched the role of gender in CNP fraud patterns, and found that males committed fraud at a significantly higher rate than females. This year we decided to revisit the topic, analyzing hundreds of thousands of eCommerce transactions from global digital retailers to reveal some interesting findings about gender in the online market.

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Today’s college students are increasingly going online to spend their money, and retailers go to great lengths to attract this consumer segment. In fact, US college students have an estimated buying power of $545  billion, making them a very lucrative segment for online retailers to targetMany retailers offer deep student discounts and run high-profile ‘back to school’ campaigns in an attempt to capture some of the market.

However,  many retailers fail to realize that fraud prevention measures are holding them back from maximizing online revenue from students. In this post we share key stats about the fraud patterns and online shopping behavior of US students, which we hope will allow merchants to capture more revenue from this consumer segment.

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In the weeks leading up to International Women’s Day, research groups and media outlets publish reports on women’s status in society and on the gender gap in countries across the world. As an eCommerce fraud prevention company, we figured Women’s Day is a good opportunity to assess the state of women in online fraud – are female consumers more or less likely to commit fraud? Are professional fraudsters mostly male or are they an egalitarian bunch?

To answer these questions, we analyzed hundreds of thousands of eCommerce purchases placed with retailers around the world – and we’ve laid out our findings in the following post.

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In the world of CNP fraud, every day is Halloween. Excluding exposed fraud, which is fairly uncommon, perpetrators of online fraud go to lengths to conceal their identity and location in an attempt to fool eCommerce merchants. In this post, we provide an overview of the various techniques and methods employed by fraudsters to disguise themselves and give some pointers on how to identify these tricks for what they are.

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Fake Names

The most basic of ‘disguises’ used by fraudsters to to avoid getting caught are fake names. To make a fraudulent transaction appear legitimate, fraudsters employ the following methods: 

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It’s an exciting time to be in the event ticket industry. In the US alone, online retail sales are expected to reach $334 billion this year, and will continue growing. Online event ticket sales, meanwhile, are projected to grow at an average annual rate of 3.1% between now and 2019.

Riskified has been fortunate to work with some great ticketing merchants, including viagogo and Ticket Evolution, and has been helping them drive ticket sales while avoiding CNP fraud. Today, we published a report about fraud in the ticketing industry, based on data we compiled in the process of our work.

The following post includes a small taste of the insights and data included in our report about CNP fraud in the ticketing industry.

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