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Micro-Deposit Fraud: How Arkose Labs Stands Behind Financial Services

Micro-Deposit Fraud Burdens Financial Institutions

While each transfer only costs a few cents, micro-deposit fraud adds up over time causing a plethora of downstream problems such as added costs and a bad reputation with customers and merchants.

Repayment Costs

Repayment Costs

Although these deposits are miniscule, the costs add up over time which can lead to a hefty repayment

Increased ACH Fees

Increased ACH Fees

Fraudsters making micro-deposits at scale causes added costs in payment processing

Risking Good Standing with Creditors

Risking Good Standing with Creditors

If the amount of chargebacks exceed the allotted limit set by credit card companies, businesses could lose the right to make online payments altogether

Damaged Customer Relationship

Damaged Customer Relationship

If a customer is a victim of a micro-deposit scam, financial services companies may appear untrustworthy and risk damaging customer relationships

High KYC & CAC Costs

High KYC & CAC Costs

Costing companies hundreds of millions per year, know your customer and customer acquisition costs have become increasingly expensive

Arkose Labs’ Proven Protection Against Micro-Deposit Fraud

Arkose Labs works with global financial services and fintechs to stamp out micro-deposit fraud. The Arkose Labs platform is centered around an AI-driven decision engine that triages suspicious traffic while allowing good users to seamlessly and securely pass through. Arkose Detect determines user intent and risk classification by comparing real-time signals of traffic to our global network of data. Traffic classified as high-risk in our detection platform is administered a curated enforcement challenge. These challenges will cause bot traffic to fail, and incrementally increase the time for human fraudsters to solve, making micro-deposit attacks against our customers unworthwhile. Our flexible solution can plug into critical user touchpoints on websites and mobile apps that are targeted to carry out this form of attack.

1. New Account Registration: Arkose Labs is highly effective at preventing bad actors and bots from setting up fake new accounts at scale, which is the root of micro-deposit fraud

2. Financial Account Management: Arkose Labs provides dynamic protection within websites and apps, through the process of adding and verifying financial account details

Arkose Labs Increases Costs and Sabotages Attacks

Real-Time Decisioning

Real-Time Decisioning

Arkose Labs distinguishes user traffic by analyzing the behavioral biometrics of a user when interacting with an online platform. Using behavioral biometrics such as keystroke and swipe patterns, our decision engine can decipher between human and bot activity. Suspicious traffic is then filtered out and assigned a curated challenge to prevent attacks. Data is then stored in our global network where future attacks can quickly be diagnosed and no new threats go unnoticed.

Human-Attack Challenges

Human-Attack Challenges

Micro-deposit fraud is contributing to the rise in human-driven attacks led by persistent human fraud rings. This calls for specialized challenges to ward off attacks. By making our human fraud challenges time sensitive, fraudsters are unable to successfully solve them and meet the time threshold for their attacks to be financially worthwhile. Human fraudsters abandon attacks on the Arkose Labs platform due to the depletion of their ROI.

Arkose Labs Global Network

Arkose Labs Global Network

Fraud profiles and telltale signs are collected from and shared by other financial services companies in our network which allows for a wider opportunity for fraud deterrence. When other attacks are registered within our network, your company becomes further protected from increasingly sophisticated fraud strategies such as micro-deposit fraud.

Guaranteed Bot Defense

Guaranteed Bot Defense

Automated attacks are a continuing problem for businesses due to their ability to attack at scale. Arkose Enforce is capable of completely stomping out bot attacks by administering anti-automation challenges that computer vision technology is incapable of recognizing nor learning how to bypass.

The Arkose Advantage

Long Term Deterrence

Arkose Labs increases the cost of fraud making it economically unsustainable to fulfill attacks

Results Fast

New customers will see results within days, not weeks or months

Guaranteed Efficacy

Powerful protection backed by commercial assurance and industry-first limited warranty

Flexible & Adaptable

One solution that protects against different attack vectors and extensive user touchpoints

Early Detection

Eliminate losses, reduce costs, and streamline efforts by preventing attacks before they advance in your ecosystem

Solving False Positive Conundrum

Legitimate consumers are never blocked and rarely experience user interdiction

Conclusion

The goal of fraud is to spend as little time and money as possible for the highest potential monetary gain. In order to combat this, Arkose Labs removes the financial incentive behind attacks by making it extremely time consuming and expensive to the point where fraud on our platform becomes worthless to cybercriminals. In a frequently targeted industry such as financial services, Arkose Labs strengthens companies by removing the obstacle of current and future forms of fraud like micro-deposits, helping our customers achieve greater success.

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