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host1plus August 4th, 2009 10:21 AM

How to protect from fraud?
 
Hello,

please share your ideas about protectiion from fraud, what hosting company can use to be secured from that hack ? Appreciate for any information :)

jason August 4th, 2009 10:48 AM

Are u discussing server security or sign up related fraud protections?

sinohosting August 7th, 2009 04:18 AM

You can only reduce it, not prevent it.

kvchosting August 17th, 2009 02:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by host1plus (Post 3634)
Hello,

please share your ideas about protectiion from fraud, what hosting company can use to be secured from that hack ? Appreciate for any information :)

If you are asking about how to prevent Fraudulent charges, then each companies will have there own procedures. If the customer is paying through Paypal, there no need for any other verification because Paypal verify each and everything.So there is nothing to worry. But if clients are paying through any other media, we usuall make direct calls and verify manually.:D More Safe!!!!

Thank you,
KVChosting

cocodude August 20th, 2009 11:03 AM

Asking for a landline number, as opposed to mobiles, can often help as well.

host1plus October 8th, 2009 06:40 AM

So let's share best ways which help REDUCE frauds, when payments are coming through other media (not paypal)

Telephone call
Asking for telephone number
ID card?

What is more?

futurehosting October 26th, 2010 07:52 PM

We use a piece of software that guards against this called MaxMind

HIG-Jerry May 24th, 2011 02:50 AM

We also use MaxMind and scrub orders manually. We haven't had a chargeback in months.

rlshosting December 23rd, 2011 03:24 AM

Maxmind is great for 2Checkout, Paypal, Alert Pay, and so on. You can get the Telephone Verification service to help too but we haven't had any good luck with that service.

ezbnc December 23rd, 2011 10:10 PM

If you have there telephone number then call them helps out a lot.

Sanersone December 28th, 2011 08:49 AM

There are various security related issues that a web hosting company needs to manage. Which one are you exactly referring to?

peterhosting January 5th, 2016 04:53 AM

Re: How to protect from fraud?
 
Keep the transaction slip and the merchandise behind the counter until the sale has been completed. This prevents anyone from stealing your copy of the sales draft, or from running out of the store with your merchandise if the authorization is declined. Never accept a letter that claims to give a customer permission to use someone else's card. Only the authorized signatory can use the card. Do not accept credit card payments over the phone, by mail, fax or on the Internet unless you have a special merchant agreement.

Evostrix April 5th, 2016 02:43 AM

Re: How to protect from fraud?
 
A sales representative of ours compares your IP location with your billing address and the location information given in your hosting account.
Payment confirmation by phone is made at a time convenient for you.
If within a 48-hour period you still havenít confirmed the payment, the order will be cancelled and the account will be blocked.

TO-oLs0 July 13th, 2016 03:58 PM

Re: How to protect from fraud?
 
If something looks fishy, just ask for ID and utility bill to prove the identity of the customer. Other than that, Maxmind and the anti fraud algos of payment gateways usually are an indication. You can use FraudRecord too if you use WHMCS.

OffshoreDedicated August 18th, 2016 11:49 PM

Re: How to protect from fraud?
 
Making a good policy to fight these unwanted clients also helps in keeping them away from your company.
In case any of the spammer joins in then you can suspend and terminate their account as and when needed.

TheMothHost February 19th, 2017 08:54 AM

Re: How to protect from fraud?
 
Check all your clients when they register for hosting.
Take a look at Fraudrecord and maxmind. Really good sites to protect yourself from fraud. Pick your clients and what you want to host.
If something if fishy ask for a ID proof.

Valentino Zokovoski October 14th, 2018 07:21 PM

Re: How to protect from fraud?
 
How breaches lead to a stolen identity
Data breaches pepper the news. Cybercriminals have attacked all kinds of targets, including major retailers, government organizations, and healthcare providers. Often, the criminals aren’t after the contents of a company’s coffers, but, rather, the information—your personal data—in its electronic files. By stealing data that may include customer names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and birthdates, the thieves can try to steal people’s identities.

And by stealing people’s identities, thieves can take the next step to identity fraud. It’s big business. Nearly 15 billion dollars were stolen from identity theft victims in 2017, according to a 2018 online survey of 540 U.S. adults, conducted for Symantec by The Harris Poll.

How can I help protect my ID?
The U.S. Department of Justice defines identity theft and identity fraud as “all types of crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person's personal data in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain.”

So, a criminal uses your stolen personal data to recreate your identity for himself. That’s identity theft. And then, through identity theft, he enriches himself posing as you. That’s identity fraud. How does he enrich himself? He could take out a bank loan in your name. And you might not find out until it’s too late—perhaps when the bank sues you for nonpayment on a loan you didn’t even know about.

What can you do to help protect yourself? Well, no one can prevent identity theft. But you can take steps to help protect your personal data. One place to start? The data that’s under your control.

Take basic fraud protection steps
Let’s start with your Social Security number. It’s an important part of your identity, and you want to protect it in every way you can. For instance, remember never to carry your Social Security card with you in your wallet or purse. It’s too easy to lose. And if you lose your wallet, whoever finds it might have access not only to your Social Security number, but also to your driver’s license, which includes your full name, home address and date of birth. That information would give a thief what he might need to steal your identity.

Protect your information at home
Remember to protect important documents that could be stolen from your home. Ensure your mailbox is secure. Shred documents containing personal information before you discard them. Some identity thieves steal from mailboxes and the trash to gather your personal information.

People inside your home can also pose risks. Remember never to let strangers have unfettered access to your living space. This may sound like a no-brainer, but consider repair people, house cleaners, caregivers and others you may not think twice about. Even a relative or friend with financial troubles might resort to identity theft. You don’t want to make yourself an easy target.


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