minFraud Release Notes

February 19, 2020

The /email/is_disposable output is now available in minFraud Insights and Factors. The output is a boolean indicating whether the email address is from a disposable email provider.

February 4, 2020

We’ve added the following outputs to the Transaction Details screen in minFraud Interactive to assist you with manual review of minFraud transactions:

  • Subdivision name
  • Registered country name
  • Represented country name
  • Represented country type
  • Country, city, and subdivision confidence
  • ISP
  • Organization
  • Domain
  • Anonymous IP flags
  • User count
  • Static IP score

You can find descriptions of these outputs here.

January 31, 2020

On January 31, 2020, we discontinued our legacy IIN (BIN) API in order to focus development and maintenance efforts on our core services. The affected endpoint is /app/bin_http.

We continue to support the IIN (BIN) manual look-up form on our website [login required].

January 29, 2020

minFraud service users can now tag transactions (e.g. chargeback, not fraud, spam/abuse, suspected fraud) directly from the Transaction Details screen for an individual transaction in minFraud Interactive.

Tagging transactions allows us to detect 10-50% more fraud for you. You may also tag transactions outside of minFraud Interactive by using this form.

December 23, 2019

Our web services, including GeoIP2 Precision web services and minFraud services, now return the error code ACCOUNT_ID_REQUIRED instead of USER_ID_REQUIRED when the account ID parameter is missing.

December 17, 2019

You can now filter by license key when viewing the query usage report [login required] in your account portal.

December 11, 2019

Account administrators can now enable or disable access to the minFraud Transactions page [login required], which is accessible from the account portal. You can manage account access to this feature here [login required].

The minFraud Transactions page is used for review, dispositioning, tagging, and exporting transactions. See our guide for more info.

December 10, 2019

Effective December 16, 2019, we will return 1 as the last digit for all 7 digit postal codes in Japan. The last digit refers to street-level resolution and should not be relied upon for IP geolocation.

November 8, 2019

Effective November 12, 2019, we will return -001 as the last 3 digits for all 7 digit postal codes in Lisbon, Portugal. Our postal code resolution in Portugal is accurate for the first 4 digits and we include the -001 at the end for backwards compatibility for customers to join the data with 7 digit Portuguese postal code databases. We may extend this convention to other large Portuguese cities in the future.

October 16, 2019

We retired support for TLS v1.0/v1.1 and unencrypted HTTP requests to minFraud services today, as part of our commitment to securing and protecting your data. Please ensure you are using TLS v1.2+ to connect to MaxMind services.

October 15, 2019

The following output has been added to the GeoIP2 Precision Insights web service, and minFraud Insights and Factors web services:

  • static_ip_score – An indicator of how static or dynamic an IP address is. The value ranges from 0 to 99.99 with higher values meaning a greater static association. For example, many IPs with a user_type of cellular have a score under one. Static Cable/DSL IPs typically have a score above thirty.

    This indicator can be useful for deciding whether an IP address represents the same user over time.

The static_ip_score output is present in the traits object.

October 14, 2019

This is a reminder that we are retiring support for requests using TLS 1.0/1.1, and unencrypted HTTP requests to MaxMind minFraud services on October 16, 2019. After October 16, 2019, these types of requests will always fail with an error. Please update to TLS 1.2+ to avoid service disruption. You may need to upgrade your technology stack to a later version, or make code changes to do so.

Contact us for support or if you have questions.

October 3, 2019

We have made improvements to how we identify cellular IPs for the connection_type field provided in the GeoIP2 Connection Type database, and the user_type field provided in the GeoIP2 Precision Insights web service and minFraud services. Accuracy for cellular identification should now be about 95% accurate globally.

October 2, 2019

You can now view a log of your MaxMind account activity, which includes a time stamp, requester, and subject, for the each of the following actions:

  • Creation of a new user
  • Deactivation of a user
  • User password changes
  • Email address / username changes

Account administrators can see activity across the whole account, while non-administrators will only see their own activity. You can find the account activity log in your account portal under ‘Account Information’ or here [login required].

September 30, 2019

We’ve deprecated the /ip_address/country/is_high_risk output in minFraud Insights and minFraud Factors (and highRiskCountry output in legacy minFraud services) because it provides limited value. You can find the IP country in the /ip_address/country/names output.