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Card Fraud


I have been having a lot of attempted card fraud lately on my site. A lot of it from Indonesia.

Modus Operandi: Address from US / AU. Domain names not registered or registered with no or incorrect contact information. Order is placed from different country than given contact address or through proxies of that country.

I was just wondering what quantity of fraud attempts a web hosting company has on average, say in a month.

What can we do about it besides ignoring or blocking these orders. Are there any governing bodies to which we can report misused IPs ?

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Join Date: Oct 2003
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Our fraud numbers are around 1-2% of signups.

We just keep learning and tihtening up our processes - very few are slipping through now.

Keep plugging away - you can def report the fraud card number to the various providers (ie Visa, MC, etc...), but besided that, I dont think theres much you can do.

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If you have real time card processing many of these fraudsters will target you. They will normally try to purchase big ticket items to see how much a card is good for knowing in most cases you will delete the authorization or sale. They then can use or sell the card saying it has this much available.

I would recommend just be very careful and check everyorder that comes in.

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Join Date: Jul 2003
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You can also report it to Visa/Mastercard. They have the resources to investiagte CC fraud. You will need to contact your merchant account provider for more information

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Join Date: Jan 2004
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About %2-3 of my orders are fraudalent. 2Checkout.com and PayPal have caught them right away and reverse the order just as fast. We're really starting the scrutinize the orders that come through our systems now.

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