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

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

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

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

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

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.