‘Tis the Season to be Wary: Holiday Mobile Commerce Fraud Trends

Mobile is the way of the future – or rather, the present – for e-commerce. Holiday shoppers continue to move away from brick-and-mortar stores to online sites, but are doing even more shopping via mobile devices than ever before. Fraudsters are growing savvy to the trend and capitalizing on the colossal amount of purchases made […]

[New ebook] Measuring the true cost of e-commerce fraud

Battling e-commerce fraud involves a balancing act. You want to minimize fraudulent transactions, maximize legitimate ones, and make the quickest and most cost-effective decisions. How are online businesses measuring up? We teamed up with Aberdeen Research to find out. Aberdeen’s findings show that merchants are generally doing a good job at minimizing chargebacks. The much […]

The Fraudsters Who Don’t Need To Hide

Evan Schuman is a guest contributor to the Sift Science blog. Online retailers know how fraudsters generally act: they conceal themselves behind bogus names and disposable IP addresses. Those HTML hoodlums are risking arrest by various levels of law enforcement, so they have to hide in the shadows. But what if that’s not always true? What if […]

How an Innovative Menswear Retailer Cut Chargebacks by 90%

Combatant Gentlemen (Combat Gent) is a design-to-delivery menswear company using technology to ultimately offer high-quality products and approachable, aspirational price points. Launched in 2012 with the mission of using technology to help guys get where they want and need to go, Combat Gent is growing fast. They just launched their first retail store in Santa Monica, and are gearing […]

Why Retailers Should Start Thinking about Virtual Reality Right Now

Imagine shopping at the mall alongside friends and family, regardless of whether you’re in the same time zone. What if you could purchase from independent artisans in virtual street markets around the world, from the comfort of your home? That’s already possible through virtual reality (VR). Skeptics may think it’s just a flashy trend, but […]