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Auth Blocking

In a matter of minutes, sophisticated fraudsters can compromise card information, transfer details across country borders and make fraudulent retail or cash purchases, leaving financial institutions with unprecedented fraud activity and monetary losses.

First Data’s Authorisation Blocking Service allows issuers to proactively combat fraud by denying fraudulent transactions at the First Data switch, during the card authorisation process.

To stop fraudulent transactions, issuers pick from a pre-determined set of criteria based on known fraudulent situations. The criteria could constitute some, all or a combination of ten standard card transaction attributes. The system then denies any transactions that meet the chosen criteria.

As a part of this service, First Data can advise clients on the most efficient and targeted block rules to ensure limited or no impact to genuine card activity.

Key components

  • Block across Visa, MasterCard and proprietary card schemes
  • Block can go ‘live’ in minutes
  • Ten block attributes, for greater tactical focus on pressure points of fraudulent activity
  • Ability to add/delete/change rules and parameters

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Auth Blocking

In a matter of minutes, sophisticated fraudsters can compromise card information, transfer details across country borders and make fraudulent retail or cash purchases, leaving financial institutions with unprecedented fraud activity and monetary losses.

First Data’s Authorisation Blocking Service allows issuers to proactively combat fraud by denying fraudulent transactions at the First Data switch, during the card authorisation process.

To stop fraudulent transactions, issuers pick from a pre-determined set of criteria based on known fraudulent situations. The criteria could constitute some, all or a combination of ten standard card transaction attributes. The system then denies any transactions that meet the chosen criteria.

As a part of this service, First Data can advise clients on the most efficient and targeted block rules to ensure limited or no impact to genuine card activity.

Key components

  • Block across Visa, MasterCard and proprietary card schemes
  • Block can go ‘live’ in minutes
  • Ten block attributes, for greater tactical focus on pressure points of fraudulent activity
  • Ability to add/delete/change rules and parameters