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    Question Top Fraud Countries

    My card processor now allows me to disallow cc transactions from IPs from certain counties. Any idea which country's I should drop?

    I did see a list of the top fraud countries on this board a while back, but I can't seem to find it.

    Thanks for your input.

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    Australia Belgium Canada Colombia Germany Finland France Germany Hong Kong India Ireland Israel Italy Japan Korea Mexico Netherlands New Zealand Peru Portugal Singapore South Africa Spain Switzerland Taiwan Thailand Turkey United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States

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    Those are really the only countries you can acept transactions from

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    Hey piranha,

    A Thousand Thanks! Just what I was looking for.

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    block out Vietnam. just do it.

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    Originally posted by piranha
    http://fraudguardian.com/fraudstats.php
    I'm surprised that Germany has a high fraud rating.
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    Now that you mention it, my first three fraud cases on an old site were from germany IPs.

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    Most of my fraud cases are actually from the US.

    And they are the most dangerous because they are harder to spot. If you receive a signup from an Indonesian IP with a creditcard that belongs to someone in Florida and you just laugh and put it in the trash.

    But if the fraud is in the US it's harder to detect because you do not suspect it.

    As for blocking... I wouldn't block any country. Just carefully review signups from Vietnam, Indonesia etc.

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    How do an Asian cheater able to get a credit card number from a US owner?

    By the way, i am Asian.
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    Credit card numbers are not always stolen or compromised, sometimes they are generated by card generation scripts and then tested on various sites to see which ones are actually valid and which ones are not.
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    So it's like a random guess? So any card card number would be a victim irregardless of where he is from?
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    Originally posted by Jeffreyw
    So it's like a random guess? So any card card number would be a victim irregardless of where he is from?
    This can happen sometimes, yes. But with the need for verification numbers for certain credit cards, it makes it even harder.

    Phoning your signups or at least confirming their address is the first step to limiting fraud.
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