Payout Fraud Integration

Payout Fraud

  • Overview

    What is a Payout? A payout, or a disbursement, is a payment made from a platform to a supplier on that platform. Examples include: Daily/weekly payment to a taxi driver on a taxi app of earnings less fees Payment of royalties to a rights holder on a music platform Ad revenue sharing payments to creators on a social media platform What is payout fraud? Payout fraud occurs when suppliers in marketplaces and online platforms manipulate the system to create fake revenue.

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  • Requesting Recommendations

    In this section, you’ll find information on how to send payout data to Ravelin to obtain recommendations. Using these recommendations, you can decide whether to allow or block a payout to its recipient. How to request recommendations To request a recommendation before paying out to a recipient, send a request to our Payout endpoint using the Payout checkpoint. To use the Payout checkpoint, add score=payout as a query parameter to the URL.

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  • Sending Updates

    When to send updates Keeping us informed about each payout attempt’s outcome is not just beneficial for us; it helps tailor our fraud prevention models to fit your unique business needs more precisely. By doing so, you ensure that our system reflects your actual operations, leading to more accurate recommendations and, ultimately, a more secure and efficient payout process. After receiving a recommendation Once you’ve acted on our recommendation (resulting in the payout being processed, blocked, or cancelled) updating us with the taken action is crucial.

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  • Testing Your Integration

    After completing integration you should test that you correctly handle our payout recommendation responses. Forcing specific recommendations To test your integration we allow you to send specific requests to force specific recommendations to be returned. You should then ensure that you handle each of the possible recommended actions correctly. These test recommendations are only supported in your sandbox account. See our Authentication guide for how to use your sandbox account.

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