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How COVID-19 is Affecting Online Traffic – And Other Graphs

Online crowdWhat a year. Life is being reshaped by lockdowns and social distancing, but online activities are changing just as fast. The sharp transformations are also stretching companies’ agility to adapt to the new user behavior, needs, and requirements stemming from the Coronavirus crisis. NuData is constantly monitoring its client’s traffic to help companies serve their users better while blocking online threats. It surprises no one that, as more people stay home and practice social distancing – your correspondent included –

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Don’t get Stung by Tax Refund Fraud: IRS Warns Taxpayers of 2020 Schemes

The IRS has been working hard to eliminate tax fraud since 2015, but bad actors just find new ways to steal.  Tax refund fraud costs the U.S. government millions of dollars a year. Thieves use stolen Social Security numbers, intimidation and fake tax collectors to try to get their hands on your money.  How tax refund fraud works  In this scheme, the bad actor creates a bogus tax return under a real person’s name and collects the refund. Then, when

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How do you Stop Payments Fraud With the CARTA Approach?

Spoiler alert: user verification happens ongoingly in the background, cutting customer friction. Adopt a continuous adaptive risk and trust assessment (CARTA) – aka Connected Intelligence in the Mastercard world – to prevent fraud and boost online sales.   In our last post, we talked about assessing every step along the way in a customer’s journey. Starting at login and finishing at checkout, this approach to fraud detection is what Mastercard has been promoting as Connected Intelligence and Gartner supports under

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Five Tips for Fraud Prevention Month

Boost your security with a few simple actions March is Fraud Prevention Month and what better time to do a little online spring cleaning?  In the past year, among the many brands that made the headlines we have Macy’s, Marriott and other Starwood Hotels, and Kay Jewellers. These companies have something in common, and it is not the size: they all store customer data. So, if you think you are off the hook because your company is not meaty enough for hackers,

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Don’t be fooled by Coronavirus click-baits

How to stay safe online and avoid online scams during this pandemic  As the COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping business and daily life, there is no shortage of people who see this crisis as an opportunity to capitalize on those seeking some answers or comfort online. Cybercriminals are dusting off old tricks and adding the Coronavirus tag to increase their chances of a click, download, or purchase. Who doesn’t want to know the one-and-only trick to prevent the virus? Or the

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