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How the Dark Web Marketplace contributes to loyalty fraud

Our loyalty fraud team recently partnered with Dark Web expert and Director of Security Research Jason B. Lancaster at SpyCloud to take a deeper dive into the Dark Web. As part of our loyalty fraud prevention series, this blog post will cover: the Dark Web Market, how fraudsters are selling rewards points and miles on the Dark Web, and what happens to member data after a breach has occurred.

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Loyalty fraud: Protecting your most loyal customers

Financial institutions have upped the ante when it comes to protecting customers against fraud. Each year, banks employ increasingly sophisticated measures making it more and more difficult for thieves to penetrate customer accounts. And it’s working. The American Bankers Association reports that for every $10 in attempted deposit account fraud, banks’ anti-fraud protection measures stopped $8.

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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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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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Airlines: 5 questions to answer before hiring a new travel rewards provider

Rewards and frequent flier programs carry massive monetary value for airlines. A strong travel rewards program increases customer loyalty while generating revenue. But, if your rewards member base isn’t growing or points and miles aren’t being spent, it may be time to look for a new provider.

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Increasing redemptions: Looking beyond typical loyalty rewards

The right rewards mix encourages both customer engagement and point spend. But increasing loyalty rewards redemption requires a targeted customer segmentation strategy, often going beyond just typical travel rewards offerings.

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Using data to promote rewards spend

It’s no secret financial institutions have access to a wealth of information on their customers.

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Activity-based rewards are more than just ‘nice to have’

What if a specific type of reward could create the ultimate travel experience, one that’s exciting, memorable, something your customers have never experienced before? Would you consider it a nice-to-have or need-to-have?

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