NATS4 Fraud Report
The Fraud Report provides a list of affiliates, basic statistics from that affiliate, and how many fraud points they have accrued through their actions. You can set fraud point values, as well as what triggers fraud points, in the Configuration Admin under the "Fraud" section.
This report is useful, as it allows you to analyze the frequency of any potentially fraudulent actions (for example, members registered under a particular affiliate having matching information) by your affiliates and take any necessary appropriate actions. Keep in mind that the fraud report only tells you about possible fraudulent activity; it does not prevent fraud or disactivate accounts.
To view the Fraud Report, go to the Reporting Admin and select "Fraud" from the View Report drop-down menu.
On the Fraud Report page, there will be a search box and an Affiliate Fraud Points table. The search box allows you to narrow down your results by using various parameters, including Date Range, Site/Option, and Tracking.
The basic affiliate information is similar to what you will see on the Affiliate Stats page, including raw/unique hits, income from member joins, conversion ratio, loss from refunds, income from reversals, and stats points.
The "Member Points", "Account Points", and "Total Points" columns reflect how many fraud points an affiliate has accrued to that point in time. The statistics shown in these columns are:
- Member Points - Fraud points accumulated from member-related settings, such as email address, username, IP address, etc.
- Account Points - Fraud points accumulated from affiliate-related settings, such as email address, username, IP address, etc.
These columns are further broken down into two sub-columns marked "Match" and "List". The Match column displays any points accrued by matching already existing information in NATS, while the List column displays any points accrued by matching already existing information in a specified list.
Your point values can be set in the Configuration Admin in the "Fraud" section. Settings with "List" in the title, such as FRAUD_DETECTION_MEMBER_LIST_EMAIL will add points to the "List" sub-column if the criteria is met; settings without "List", such as FRAUD_POINTS_PER_MEMBER_IP will add points to the "Match" column if the criteria is met.
For more information on this feature, please see our NATS4 Fraud wiki article.