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- We added
- We updated the warning explanations for certain warning codes to include that
distance calculations (outlined below) may be impacted when certain location
information is missing or cannot be found
See our developer documentation for the updated codes and warnings.
We recently made some updates to minFraud alerts, which notifies minFraud users about previously low-risk transactions that are now high-risk due to updated information. Learn more on our blog.
The client APIs for minFraud Score, Insights, and Factors now normalize emails
prior to hashing them for improved risk scoring. Email normalization ensures
that minor, inconsequential differences in the email input (i.e.,
firstname.lastname@example.org) do not result in
minFraud treating these as different email addresses.
Our client APIs for minFraud Score, Insights, and Factors have been updated to support email normalization so you may need to refresh yours in order to get automatic email normalization. If you interface directly with our REST API or use minFraud Legacy, we recommend that you normalize email addresses prior to hashing. Please see our developer’s site for guidance on how to normalize emails.
ip_address/risk_reasons output is now available. minFraud
Insights and minFraud
customers can now see reason codes associated with the IP risk score for high
risk IP addresses. When the IP risk score is high, the field may be populated
with one or more of the following reason codes:
ANONYMOUS_IP– The IP address belongs to an anonymous network. See
/ip_address/traitsfor more information.
HIGH_RISK_DEVICE– A high risk device was seen on this IP address in your past transactions.
HIGH_RISK_EMAIL– A high risk email address was seen on this IP address in your past transactions.
BILLING_POSTAL_VELOCITY– Many different billing postal codes have been seen on this IP address in your past transactions.
EMAIL_VELOCITY– Many different email addresses have been seen on this IP address in your past transactions.
ISSUER_ID_NUMBER_VELOCITY– Many different issuer ID numbers have been seen on this IP address in your past transactions.
MINFRAUD_NETWORK_ACTIVITY– Suspicious activity has been seen on this IP address across minFraud customers.
If the IP risk score is low, the
risk_reasons field will be blank. Our
have been updated to support this output so you may need to refresh yours in
order to see the new output if you are not interfacing directly with our REST
On Monday, January 25 we will be updating MaxMind products and services with
ISP data to consolidate naming conventions for Vodafone Germany. We will now
Vodafone Germany Cable,
Vodafone Germany DSL,
Germany Business, or
Vodafone Germany. Previous values were
Vodafone Germany, and
Vodafone DSL. We are updating these values to more
accurately reflect the type of connection that the IP address is associated
This page was last updated on June 17, 2021.