Credit card fraud detection. It\’s about the money…

Another day another credit card problem. Sadly you probably know the score, so the details of what happened next can be limited to: card cancelled; transaction killed; other transactions in question waiting for our confirmation; new cards in the post.

But in this instance more information came to light that troubles me.  The credit card company have the IP address from which the online transaction was performed, and Sony (the online target who\’ve sold £840\’s worth of something) have a delivery address.

What troubles me is that given the article (big TV?) hasn\’t yet been delivered, no one is going to take the proactive action of tracking (or even making) the delivery and nicking those involved.

Now, the fraudsters might be a bit more clever than to be in for the delivery, but at some stage they have to break cover to take possession (or benefit from possession).

So why is there is no interest in doing anything? The credit card company have a glacially slow approach to anything proactive now they\’ve stopped the transaction (interesting question – who now loses – c/c company or Sony?).

But I am irritated that no one has any interest in doing anything about it. There\’s a clear chance to do something, and no one will take it.

By P J Bryant

Ramblings of a freelance IT Consultant working for some nice SME's, large organisations, resellers and the usual friends and family! Bit of

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