View Poll Results: How much did you loose last year due to fraudulent signups?

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  • Less than 500.00

    22 88.00%
  • 500.00 - 1000.00

    1 4.00%
  • 1000.00 - 2500.00

    1 4.00%
  • 2500.00 - 5000.00

    0 0%
  • 5000.00 - 10,000.00

    0 0%
  • 10,000.00 or more

    1 4.00%
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    61

    Post Fraudulent Signup Losses

    How many hosting (isp's too) operations have taken losses from fraudulent signups? I don't mean you received a fraudulent signup and caught it but rather you took a loss because of it, chargebacks, stolen cards.. those types of things.

    Do you see a certain percentage? Particular countries? Just curious as to what everyone else experiences.

    Thanks,
    BG

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    St. Louis
    Posts
    379
    We check online orders pretty closely, ESPECIALLY if the origination is RIPE. 99% (all but 1) order from a RIPE IP address has been fraud.

    Knock on wood, we haven't been caught yet due to our front end diligence.
    Brad @ Xiolink
    XIOLINK. Your data...always within reach.
    http://www.xiolink.com
    1-877-4-XIOLINK [+01 314 621 5500]

  3. #3

    justify loss

    The loss from a fradulent sign up is a lot less than if you were actually sending out a tangible product to a dodgey customer. Typically you can tell if it is fradulent.

    Worst case scenario you can lose a approx 3% in transaction fees and the time used to set up the account, however it doesn't run into the big dollars if you know what I mean.

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