Account registration abuse is when fraudsters create multiple accounts in order to take advantage of promotions or vouchers, commit payment fraud, or commit other types of fraud.
Fraudsters may use fake or stolen identities, or their own identity, to create multiple customer or supplier accounts. To avoid detection fraudsters will often use a variety of devices, email addresses, and phone numbers.
Identifying and blocking account registration abuse is an important part of fraud prevention.
Ravelin can help stop account registration abuse by analysing each registration attempt and producing a recommendation on whether you should allow the user to complete the registration process.
To do this, we ask you to send us details about each account registration attempt via our API.
Our recommendations are generated using a combination of methods including:
Rules and account registration features
You can use our advanced rules engine to enforce business policy and implement safeguards against account registration abuse. We calculate features based on the account registration data you send to us, which you can use in rules to prevent account registration abuse. Rules can be tested before they are deployed to ensure they will work as you expect.
Over time we will collect evidence of account registration abuse. Once we have enough data we will produce machine learning models capable of identifying account registration abuse.
Ravelin continuously monitors the performance of rules and recommendations and suggests any improvements.
Our account registration abuse recommendations can be used in combination with other Ravelin products to help prevent wider fraud.
Payment fraudsters may create multiple accounts to test or make purchases with stolen payment cards.
Fraudsters may create multiple accounts to abuse vouchers or promotions.
It may be possible for fraudsters to abuse your refund policy by creating multiple accounts.
Account registration recommendations must be enabled on your account before they can be used. Please speak to your account manager about enabling account registration recommendations.
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