Prevent All Types Of Online Fraud with IP Geolocation
- Identify card-not-present fraud
- Spot phishing-related stolen credentials
- Detect click fraud
The Internet is a playground for fraudsters of all kinds. One proven way to stop them: know from where and how people connect online. Neustar’s IP intelligence can show you exactly that. It’s a valuable tool in keeping your business safe from cyber crime.
When doing business online, credit cards aren’t physically present. There’s no face-to-face contact, no card to inspect for security features and no signatures to compare and contrast. All of this raises the likelihood of fraudulent transactions. Knowing the real location of online shoppers can help. With our IP intelligence data you can verify in numerous ways. And you’ll sleep better knowing we detect and test more than one million anonymizing proxies.
There’s a thriving market for user credentials pilfered in online scams. With stolen IDs and passwords, criminal transfer money, manipulate stocks, make purchases and more. Our IP intelligence lets you compare the expected and actual locations of users as well as identify anonymizing proxies. If there’s a difference of thousands of miles, send up the red flags.
It’s easy to lie on an online application for a loan or credit card. It’s even easier when criminals use stolen or fake information. Once their new bank account or card is approved, they’re off and spending or laundering money. To stop this, Neustar offers the means to query IP data during the application process and nip things in the bud.
Three billion worldwide IP addresses. They’re the bedrock of Neustar’s IP intelligence, updated 24/7 by both man and machine. Interpreting IP addresses demands intelligence of all types. Thanks to a peerless blend of analysts and algorithms, we’re able to confirm addresses accurately and in real time, plus identify more than one million anonymizing proxies.
Each time a user starts a session, we make it easy to double-check his or her stated location. Compare it to the data our IP intelligence yields: country, state, zip code, latitude and longitude. More often than not, shoppers log on within close proximity to their billing or shipping address, which can be cross-checked against their order information, plus previous orders and account registration. If an order comes more than 500 miles away, you can decide to decline or flag for review. The same goes when someone places multiple orders from the same IP address, but the billing and shipping addresses, culled from stolen accounts, are far apart. With Neustar, you can check time zones to avoid this problem.
Knowing how close a user is to the public IP address is another useful way to monitor for fraud. The key is identifying how the user connects to the Internet, via cable, wireless, you name it. For example, visitors accessing your site through a consumer satellite, dial-up modem or mobile wireless connection are harder to pin down, since they’re not confined to the infrastructure’s location.
Another way to see proximity to the public IP address: knowing how a connection is routed through the Internet. For instance, a visitor with a fixed connection is probably located near it. Someone using a regional proxy is likely in the same country. On the other hand, someone connecting via satellite could be anywhere. The more you know, the better your chances of preventing fraud.