Category: Meetups

Money Laundering and Meeting Up – A Recap

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Money laundering. It sounds clean, but it’s a dirty business. According to PWC, “global money laundering…

Money laundering. It sounds clean, but it’s a dirty business. According to PWC, “global money laundering transactions are estimated at 2 to 5% of global GDP, or roughly U.S. $1-2 trillion annually.” As attack techniques become more sophisticated,…

If You Pay For Users, You Should Pay Attention to UA Fraud

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As we heard in our last meetup, the priority for any online marketplace or community is protecting its users.…

As we heard in our last meetup, the priority for any online marketplace or community is protecting its users. Significant resources are spent on time, technology and policies to make sure that users are safe, happy and secure. Since users are also the baseline by which…

Community First – Priorities When Protecting Online Marketplaces

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When building online marketplaces, there are a few rites of passage to go through that are pretty ubiquitous. First,…

When building online marketplaces, there are a few rites of passage to go through that are pretty ubiquitous. First, you try to build traction and attract more users. Once you do that, you’ll hit a milestone, be it one million users, one million transactions, or anything…

Online Marketplace Fraud – New Opportunities for Mischief

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Whether you need to buy something, get a ride, sleep somewhere, or just get someone else’s perspective on where…

Whether you need to buy something, get a ride, sleep somewhere, or just get someone else’s perspective on where to eat dinner, there are no shortage of online marketplace options. The explosion of the peer-to-peer and sharing economies provide more than just new opportunities…

April Trust and Safety Meetup – Build or Buy, You Need to Be Prepared

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Last week we held our second Trust and Safety Meetup, this time in the South Bay, at the offices of Upwork. The event…

Last week we held our second Trust and Safety Meetup, this time in the South Bay, at the offices of Upwork. The event was a success, filled with pizza, a panel packed with experts and a great networking and information sharing opportunity for our group. Never fight fraud without warming up first.