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The Dark Web: What loyalty program managers need to know

It’s no secret that fraud is prevalent on the internet, from phishing scams to loyalty account takeovers. But what happens after a fraudulent loyalty account takeover? To start, hackers often take to the Dark Web, the often seedy underbelly of the internet where they can auction off stolen loyalty account logins, points and miles, even merchandise that they’ve fraudulently redeemed.

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How much will loyalty fraud cost your organization?

 

How much could a single instance of rewards program fraud cost your brand? The hard costs (replacing stolen points and miles) may be clear, but the hidden costs (negative word of mouth, lost customers) may be harder to calculate.
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How can loyalty programs improve fraud protection and achieve business goals?

Loyalty fraud is evolving. Fraudsters are getting smarter, and so must the solutions that protect brands – and loyal customers – against them.  Using artificial intelligence is no longer the future of fraud protection: it’s a critical pillar.

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Arming a Fortune 500 Regional Bank to Fight Fraud in its Customer Loyalty Program

THE COMPANY

A Fortune 500 community bank nearing its 150-year anniversary has hundreds of billions of dollars in assets and operates thousands of financial centers across several states.

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After loyalty fraud, how do customers react?

Loyal customers are an organization’s most valuable asset. They generate more revenue – buying 5-20 percent more frequently than more infrequent customers– and their positive customer reviews help brands stand out among competitors.

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How much could loyalty fraud cost my organization?

Fraudsters are focused on loyalty accounts for two primary reasons: rewards accounts are a high-value item (worth $48 billion in the U.S. alone), and most rewards accounts have a relatively low security threshold, making them an easier target than traditional bank accounts.

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5 questions to help airlines find the right ancillary travel provider

Airlines with frequent flier programs are focused on customers and profits. Profitability can come from a variety of revenue streams: better margins, higher attachment rates or more redemption options that incentivize members to earn and burn points.

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Prevent loyalty rewards fraud without sacrificing customer experience

Customers expect financial institutions to have the highest level of fraud protections in place, but online fraud is constantly evolving. And while financial institutions have rigorous systems in place to prevent banking fraud, one very valuable asset is often left exposed: loyalty rewards accounts.

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Rules & Artificial Intelligence: The keys to fighting loyalty rewards fraud

Rewards points and miles hold true cash value. However, with fewer monitoring and protection measures in place than traditional bank accounts, the unfortunate reality is that loyalty reward programs are seen as easy targets by fraudsters.

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Case Studies: Top financial institutions protect loyal customers from rewards fraud

Loyalty program members, especially those in the financial services industry, expect those companies to guard their personal information in the most robust way possible. And while 72 percent of loyalty program managers report experiencing fraud, many are challenged to build a case internally for this type of protection. 

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