MasterCard and Kount Join Forces to Help US Merchants Fight e-Commerce Fraud

MasterCard Worldwide and Kount, a leading provider of fraud prevention and management technology in the US, announced an agreement to make MasterCard’s Expert Monitoring Fraud Scoring for Merchants available to Kount and its merchant customers.

MasterCard’s Expert Monitoring Fraud Scoring for Merchants Application Programming Interface (API) improves an online merchant’s ability to detect and prevent e-commerce fraud. With this tool, that leverages the strength of the MasterCard network and data insights, MasterCard provides merchants with a highly accurate predictive fraud score that gives broader insight into card behaviour beyond what merchants can see on their own. This means that merchants can more accurately detect fraudulent transactions, as well as lessen the potential of declining valid transactions.

Kount is the first company to offer the MasterCard Expert Monitoring API to merchants. Via the API tool, Kount is integrating the Expert Monitoring fraud score into its advanced merchant fraud prevention platform in order to help ecommerce merchants minimize the risk of losses resulting from fraudulent online transactions.

“This is truly a service designed with merchants in mind,” says Johan Gerber, Group Head, Processing Products for MasterCard. “It offers merchants and fraud solution providers a way to easily integrate the Expert Monitoring risk score into their fraud detection systems – meaning they can enjoy the immediate benefits of the additional insight without a lot of work on their part. It’s an immediate win for them.”

“Our customers rely on us to provide leading-edge, real-time fraud detection that frees them up to worry less about risk and focus on expanding their business,” said Brad Wiskirchen, CEO of Kount. “As cybercriminals increase in numbers and sophistication, merchants need the most effective tools possible. Combining the Expert Monitoring System Fraud Scoring for Merchants via the MasterCard API with Kount’s award-winning platform agent can provide an added level of insight to help merchants further customize their fraud protection according to specific parameters that match the needs of their businesses. Combining the talents of MasterCard and Kount can help merchants stay ahead of the ever-increasing fraud risk and increase the odds of winning the war on fraud.”