minFraud Release Notes - 2015 Archive

Expanded coverage of prepaid cards

November 30, 2015

We are pleased to announce expanded coverage of prepaid cards in minFraud. We should return prepaid=Yes in minFraud premium and is_prepaid=true in minFraud Insights for a larger range of prepaid cards.

New beta versions of minFraud Score and minFraud Insights

June 29, 2015

We've released the beta versions of two new minFraud services, minFraud Score and minFraud Inisghts.

To use either service, you must upgrade to version 2.0 of the client API. Please refer to the minFraud Score and minFraud Insights API documentation for more details.

Changes in version 2.0 of the minFraud APIs include:

  • Request data validation
  • Model classes for return data
  • .NET client API now available
  • Python client API now available

minFraud version 2.0 provides the following new inputs:

In association with billing address:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Company
  • Address line 1
  • Address line 2
  • Phone number
  • Phone country code

In association with shipping address:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Company
  • Address line 2
  • Phone number
  • Phone country code
  • Delivery speed

User data:

  • Customer ID
  • Hashed or unhashed email address

Credit card information:

  • Last four digits
  • Authorization outcome
  • Decline reason
  • Processor name

Transaction information:

  • Transaction type
  • Timestamp
  • Discount code
  • Affiliate ID
  • Subaffiliate ID
  • Referrer URI

Shopping cart:

  • Item category
  • Item ID or URL
  • Item quantity
  • Item price

minFraud Insights provides the following new outputs (note that minFraud Score returns the riskScore only):

All geolocation outputs provided by the GeoIP2 Insights web service.

Billing and shipping related outputs:

  • Billing is in IP country
  • Shipping is in IP country
  • Distance between IP and shipping address
  • Billing address longitude
  • Billing address latitude
  • Shipping address longitude
  • Shipping address latitude
  • Billing address to shipping address distance

Local date/time of user using IP

ProxyScore is now IP risk score. (/ip_address/risk). Whereas the ProxyScore was expressed on a scale of 0.00-4.00, the IP risk score uses a scale of 0.01 to 99.

The following fields are deprecated in version 2.0:

  • Anonymous Proxy (anonymousProxy)
  • Corporate Proxy (ip_corporateProxy)
  • Free Email (freeMail)
  • High Risk Email (carderEmail)
  • High risk username and high risk password (highRiskUsername, highRiskPassword)
  • Phone number check against billing postal code (custPhoneInBillingLoc)

Country Match (countryMatch) has been replaced by billing country is in IP country and shipping country is in IP country

Discontinuing /app/ws_ipaddr

March 27, 2015

On April 28, we will deactivate the /app/ws_ipaddr endpoint. This endpoint returns a list of IP addresses for use when making minFraud or GeoIP web service requests to MaxMind servers.

If you use this endpoint, you need to take action in order to continue accessing MaxMind services. Please switch and make requests using the minfraud.maxmind.com hostname for minFraud webservice requests and geoip.maxmind.com for GeoIP webservice requests.

If you use a minFraud client API we provided, please update to the latest API, available on the client APIs page. Our newest API versions use hostnames instead of /app/ws_ipaddr.

If you use a third-party plugin that makes requests to MaxMind web services, you may need to update it.

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