minFraud Release Notes - 2020 Archive

United Kingdom will no longer be flagged is_in_european_union

December 30, 2020

Effective January 5, 2021, the is_in_european_union flag will no longer be marked true for locations in the United Kingdom. This change will be reflected in the data in GeoLite2 databases and web services, GeoIP2 databases, GeoIP2 Precision web services, and minFraud Insights and Factors services.

New Output is_residential_proxy Released for GeoIP2 Precision Insights Web Service, minFraud Insights, and minFraud Factors

October 20, 2020

We have released an additional output for our web services. GeoIP2 Precision Insights, minFraud Insights, and minFraud Factors customers can now see whether an IP address is likely a residential proxy:

  • /traits/is_residential_proxy – This is true if the IP address is on a suspected anonymizing network and belongs to a residential ISP. Otherwise, the key is not included in the traits object.

Our client APIs have been updated to support these outputs so may need to refresh yours if you are not interfacing directly with our REST API.

IP Address Optional in minFraud Score, Insights, and Factors Services

October 12, 2020

Effective October 12, 2020 we are making the IP address input optional for all minFraud Score, Insights, and Factors queries. If you use these minFraud services for transactions where the IP address is not relevant (e.g. a phone order placed through a call center), you no longer need to include an IP address with your request. Note that the more data you send (including IP addresses, when applicable), the better the scoring the minFraud service will provide. See the relevant FAQ on our Support Center for more information.

IP Address Optional in minFraud Score, Insights, and Factors Services

October 6, 2020

Effective October 12, 2020 we are making the IP address input optional for all minFraud Score, Insights, and Factors queries. If you use these minFraud services for transactions where the IP address is not relevant (e.g. a phone order placed through a call center), you no longer need to include an IP address with your request. Note that the more data you send (including IP addresses, when applicable), the better the scoring the minFraud service will provide. See the relevant FAQ on our Support Center for more information.

Update to minFraud service server locations

August 10, 2020

Effective August 17, 2020, we will no longer serve minFraud service queries from our London-area servers. These queries will automatically be re-routed to our US-East servers. You do not need to take any action as a result of this change. Customers who have previously had queries routed to these servers may see an increase of 100 – 150 ms in the response time for your queries.

New minFraud Factors subscores

August 6, 2020

We have released three additional subscore outputs. Customers of minFraud Factors can now access the following subscores:

  • /subscores/device – Risk associated with the device.
  • /subscores/email_local_part – Risk associated with the part of the email before the @ symbol.
  • /subscores/shipping_address – Risk associated with the shipping address.

Our client APIs have been updated to support these outputs so may need to refresh yours if you are not interfacing directly with our rest API.

Billing fields and is disposable email as input parameters for custom rules

April 27, 2020

We have released additional input parameters for use with custom rules. Customers of minFraud Score, minFraud Insights, and minFraud Factors can now use the following inputs to serve as the basis when creating a custom rule:

  • /billing/address – The first line of the user's billing address.
  • /billing/address_2 – The second line of the user's billing address.
  • /email/is_disposable – This field is true if MaxMind believes that the email address is from a disposable email provider. It is false if the address is not from a known disposable email provider.

New /credit_card/is_business output

April 6, 2020

The /credit_card/is_business output is now available in minFraud Insights and Factors. This field is true if the issuer ID number is for a business card.

New /email/domain/first_seen output

March 24, 2020

The /email/domain/first_seen output is now available in minFraud Insights and Factors. This output is a date string (e.g. 2020-03-24) indicating the date the email address domain was first seen by MaxMind. The earliest date that may be returned is January 1, 2019.

minFraud Query Form

March 2, 2020

Users of the minFraud Score, Insights, and Factors services can now manually submit minFraud queries (with a subset of inputs) through the new minFraud Query Form [login required]. The results of the query are displayed in our minFraud Interactive user interface.

New /email/is_disposable output

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.

More outputs on transaction details screen

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.

Tag transactions from transaction details screen

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.

This page was last updated on June 17, 2021.