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BizReport | Ecommerce December 24, 2020

Reports: Fraudsters increase purchases as more sales go online

It is no secret that fraudulent purchases are up, but by how much may surprise some. According to new data out from Sift, fraudulent purchases are up about 70% YoY for 2020, with the average fraudulent order attempt topping $700.... >>

BizReport | Internet December 14, 2020

Reports: Covid-19 prompting more fraud

The COVID-19 pandemic may have slowed in-person commerce, sent more people into remote work, and generally thrown the global economy into a panic. But for hackers and other fraudsters, the pandemic hasn't slowed anything, it has accelerated. That is a... >>

BizReport | Advertising November 02, 2020

Forecast: Ad fraud to push $35 billion this year

Fraudsters have been making bank since the COVID pandemic sent more consumers scurrying online not only for work but to buy groceries, have virtual meet-ups with friends, and get the latest on the pandemic, elections, and other breaking news. And,... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce September 22, 2020

Expert: How to use SPO to combat fraud

According to reports about half of US media professionals are now using Supply Path Optimization (SPO) to help fight fraud. However, not all SPO strategies are inherently set up to actually detect or combat this issue, and that is why,... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce July 17, 2020

Study: Retail fraud skyrocketing

Retail shrink is at an all time high according to new data out from the NRF; according to their report retail 'shrink' is up by $11 billion (2018 to 2019) and now totals $61.7 billion, accounting for nearly 2% of... >>

BizReport | Advertising archives November 19, 2019

Study: Americans feel fraud risk when calling custome r service

Two new reports highlight an issue for brands and customer service: the potential for an fear of fraud. First, from new data out from Sitel and CallMiner, a majority of Americans feel their personal information is 'at risk' when they... >>

BizReport | Advertising archives November 07, 2019

Report: Fraud will cost brands, marketers during 2019 holidays

While more consumers will be shopping this holiday season, so will cyber criminals and their actions could cost merchants and brands. According to new data out from Arkose Labs fraud attacks increased about 30% during Q3 of 2019, and much... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives November 01, 2019

Studies: Fraudsters going custom, taking on multiple fraud types

In their efforts to keep fooling consumers, fraudsters are customizing targeting tools. That's a key takeaway from Akamai's 2019 State of the Internet/Security Phishing report. Their data finds that cyber criminals are using phishing as a service (PaaS) tools and... >>

BizReport | Social Marketing August 29, 2019

Study: Fraud a big problem in social

A new report out this week from Arkose Labs points to a big problem in the social space: that of fraud. According to their research fraudsters are targeting social by both using social logins fraudulently and by creating fraudulent social... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives March 22, 2019

Expert: Why friendly fraud is costing retailers

Many retailers expect fraudsters to be unknown forces hacking into their computers during off hours. While this type of fraud is, indeed, a big issue for retailers and brands, friendly fraud is growing to be troublesome, as well. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives March 15, 2019

Reports: Look for fraud to increase

An update to online payment rules could increase the amounts and kinds of frauds online businesses deal with. Payment Services Directive (PSD2) is set up to better identify consumers, which should be a relief for both digital merchants and shoppers,... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives May 22, 2018

Top 4 tips to protect against ecomm fraud

As more consumers turn to ecommerce for impulse and planned purchases, fraudsters are finding more ways to defraud merchants and brands. Here are four tips to help protect against ecommerce fraud. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives May 08, 2018

Report: As ecommerce grows, so does digital fraud

Last year, American shoppers spent just over $450 billion online, an increase of 16% YoY. But, along with that increase in shopping came an increase in ecommerce fraud that is hitting merchants in the wallet. In fact, according to some... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives February 09, 2018

More cybercrime, more consumers wanting protection

New data out from ThreatMetrix indicates lawmakers aren't close to cutting down cyber crime. According to their new data Q4 2017 saw nearly 200 million fraudulent purchases stopped; that is a 173% increase YoY. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives December 19, 2017

Expert: How merchants and marketers can prep for holiday chargebacks

Tis the season for buying. But, according to reports, it's also the season for charge-backs coming from online and mobile fraud. One expert explains how brands can fight these fraudsters. ... >>

BizReport | Advertising archives November 07, 2017

How marketers can protect from fraud during the holiday season

The holiday season isn't only the season of giving, it's the season of taking. At least where fraudsters are concerned. In fact, more than 10% of transactions may be fraudulent this holiday; Kount has reveal a few keys for marketers... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives March 27, 2017

Report: Bot attempting to steal gift cards

Hackers aren't only going after actual bank accounts any longer. Distil Networks has identified a bot that is going after the gift card balances that consumers have with retailers. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives March 17, 2017

Survey: Fraudulent accounts go dark before an attack

According to a new DataVisor report nearly half of fraudulent accounts will sleep or go dark before launching an attack against a business. Researchers found that these so called 'sleeper cells' will work against a company for weeks before an... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives March 15, 2017

Expert: How shoppers can protect themselves from fraud

While most people think of credit card fraud as a problem for businesses and credit card companies, the red tape and problems for consumes are no small thing. One expert explains how shoppers can protect themselves from online credit card... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives November 22, 2016

Reports indicate 2016 could be fraudulent holiday

Retailers need to be prepped for fraudulent activity, both online and offline. That, according to two new reports, which suggests that with delays in EMV adoption and new fraud schemes, the 2016 holidays could be fraud-filled for many merchants. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives June 02, 2016

Expert: Brands must stay ahead of fraudsters

Understanding the digital DNA of users and their unique online footprint can knit together trusted digital identities that fraudsters can't fake. This is one of the biggest challenges facing merchants. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives April 20, 2016

Report: Mobile fraud big issue for retailers

New data has been released from Kount that indicates that although retailers are award of mobile fraud in general, they aren't certain if their business has a mobile fraud problem. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives March 08, 2016

Top 5 schemes fraudsters are using against brands

Fraud is an ever evolving issue for brands across the digital and offline worlds. SaaS platform Kount has identified five schemes fraudsters are using against businesses right now. ... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives February 05, 2016

Report: Fraud attacks up 80%

As more consumers use not only credit cards but online shopping venues, more retailers are being hit with fraud. According to data from ThreatMetrix 2015 say an 80% YoY increase in fraud attacks. More than 20 million of the attacks... >>

BizReport | Ecommerce archives October 20, 2015

Study ID's fraud trends

The picture of a typical fraudster is becoming clearer, according to new data out from Sift Science. Their new report, The United States of Fraud, identifies key trends that could help retailers better identify those who would steal from them.... >>

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