The War on Fraud

Founded and run by Israeli intelligence specialists, Fraud Sciences is helping online retailers distinguish legitimate charges from fraudulent ones

Cybercriminals are working overtime getting ready for the busy Christmas season, when online shopping is at its peak. But this year, Internet merchants stand a better chance of weeding out fraudulent buyers thanks to technology developed by a startup called Fraud Sciences. Even better, hundreds of online retailers in the U.S. and elsewhere already using the startup's screening system will be able to accept with confidence orders they might previously have rejected as suspicious—a boon to their top line.

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