minFraud Release Notes

July 24, 2017
We have added a Dispositions API for use with Disposition setting from the Transaction Details page. Use this new API to integrate with your order management system, payment processor, or other internal system so that manual review decisions made in the MaxMind account portal are available within your own systems. More information Here.

July 24, 2017
We will be mapping additional mobile (cellular) networks to a region (subdivision) rather than city level. This change will only occur where the confidence in the city data is low due to the mobile provider allocating IPs over a wide area.

July 13, 2017
Customers now have the ability to create Custom Inputs for use with our minFraud services. Custom Inputs requires the use of minFraud Score, minFraud Insights, or minFraud Factors queries.

July 13, 2017
We have added three new parameters to minFraud Score, Insights and Factors: Input Parameters: /device/session_id, /device/session_age. Output Parameter: /email/first_seen.

June 23, 2017
Our Account Portal has been updated to include the ability for our customers to create and manage multiple license keys.

March 17, 2017

The minFraud Transaction History page was replaced by the minFraud Transactions Screen in support of showing dispositions. In addition, it is now possible to set dispositions from the transaction details screen.

December 5, 2016
minFraud’s is_postal_in_city, cityPostalMatch, and shipCityPostalMatch outputs are available for non-US locations.
December 1, 2016
The responses for minFraud Score, Insights, and Factors may now include a disposition object. This object contains information about custom rules that were applied to the request.
November 17, 2016
We have added a new /credit_card/token input to the minFraud Score, minFraud Insights, and minFraud Factors request bodies. The token must uniquely identify the credit card and must be different from the account number.
October 10, 2016
We have added two new event types to the /event/type field for all minFraud requests, email_change and password_reset.
September 6, 2016

We will be returning more proxyScores between 0 and 1.8 and 1.8 and 3. Such scores typically represent “medium” risk transactions which have some risk of fraud but may be legitimate. The higher the proxyScore, the riskier the transaction.

The proxyScore is a score from 0.00-4.00 indicating the likelihood that the user’s IP address is high risk.

This change has also been implemented for the IP Risk Score provided with minFraud Score, minFraud Insights, and minFraud Factors. The IP Risk Score is a score from 0.01 to 99 indicating the likelihood that the user’s IP address is high risk. We will return more positive IP Risk Scores between 0 and 45 and 45 and 75. Such scores typically represent “medium” risk transactions which have some risk of fraud but may be legitimate. The higher the IP Risk Score, the riskier the transaction.

June 9, 2016
/device/confidence and /device/last_seen have been added to the minFraud Insights and minFraud Factors response. These fields are only available for customers using our Device Tracking Add-on. Please see our API documentation for more information.
June 6, 2016
credits_remaining is deprecated in the minFraud Score, minFraud Insights, and minFraud Factors response. It will be removed before the final release. It has been replaced with queries_remaining, which also returns the number of queries available. An additional field, funds_remaining, containing the US dollar value of the funds remaining will be added before the final release.
February 18, 2016

All minFraud services now include an updated machine learning algorithm that takes order amount into consideration when calculating the risk score.

Merchants may want to update their rules if the rule is a combination of risk score and order amount. For example, if a custom rule rejects transactions with a high order amount and a risk score above 10, the merchant may want to adjust the risk score to a higher number, as the high order amount itself may cause the risk score to increase.

In general, orders $500 or above may have a higher risk score than before.

January 29, 2016

The following outputs have been added to minFraud Insights:

  • /credit_card/brand – The card brand, such as “Visa”, “Discover”, “American Express”, etc.
  • /credit_card/type – A string representing the card’s type. The possible values are charge, credit, or debit.
  • /device/id – A UUID that MaxMind uses for the device associated with this IP address. This is only available if you are using the Device Tracking Add-on.
  • /email/is_free – This field is true if MaxMind believes that this email is hosted by a free email provider such as Gmail or Yahoo! Mail.
  • /email/is_high_risk – This field is true if MaxMind believes that this email is likely to be used for fraud.

Also, for both minFraud Score and minFraud Insights, the input property in the warning objects has been removed and replaced with an input_pointer property. This new property is a JSON pointer to the value in the input object causing the warning.

All of our client APIs have been updated to reflect these changes.

For more information on these outputs, please see our minFraud Score and minFraud Insights API documentation.