Minfraud ABC

I'm looking at the the "Minfraud Settings" field in the Payment pane of the admin. But I don't see anything in the docs about minfraud, or in google-land. Are zero and 100 the only options? What does a setting of 50 do? Is there a way to explain this concisely in the docs?

The link to the Minfraud site doesn't tell me much about thresholds. And I'm actually unclear on even the basics of whether this is set as a global service for all FC hosted sites or not! Do I need to subscribe separately to minfraud? For example, I don't see FC on this page:

http://www.maxmind.com/app/ccv_ecommerce_software

While I'm on this topic: I'm looking at other options, too, like Authorize.net's Fraud Detection Suite ($10/month). Would that be redundant with minfraud? I'm not asking for legal advice, just a little orientation. :)
Comments
  • lukeluke FoxyCart Team
    Hey mwahaha. Sorry our docs are incomplete there. We launched that functionality, had some questions of our own and have yet to follow up with MaxMind about them. You can find all the details on their scoring here: http://www.maxmind.com/app/fraud-detection-manual Any number between 0 and 100 (inclusive) works. I'd recommend setting it to 100 to start tracking scores and see what comes through as "normal" for your customers.

    And yes, that feature is available to all FoxyCart hosted stores using the latest version.

    We'll reach out to Maxmind to be added to that page. As for how it competes with Authorize.net's fraud detection, I'm not really sure. That's probably one for the sales teams of Authorize and Maxmind to battle out. :)
  • brettbrett FoxyCart Team
    Fwiw, http://wiki.foxycart.com/v/0.7.2/minfraud
    That's got a little bit more info.
  • Hi Mwahaha,

    Feel free to reach out to me via our Live Chat on www.total-apps.com. I'm pretty expert on fraud scrubbing and can help you fine tune things. The tricky part is optimizing the fraud scrubbing so it catches the bad stuff while allowing safe transactions to flow through.

    Rey Pasinli
    Executive Director
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