8 Essential Benefits of Fraud Consulting

written by

Eddie Farrell

October 23, 2023

In the ever-evolving landscape of e-commerce, where online purchases continue to surge, one critical concern that plagues businesses of all sizes is fraud. Whether you’re a small niche merchant or a large e-commerce giant, fraud can strike at any moment costing you not just money but also the trust of your customers.

Fraud Consulting Services

In such a dynamic environment, fraud consulting services like the ones offered by IPS are emerging as essential pillars of businesses, providing invaluable assistance in navigating the waters of online fraud. There are several key benefits of fraud consulting that are often overlooked and we think every online merchant should consider leveraging fraud consulting services at some point (or multiple points) as part of their fraud mitigation strategy.

Expertise Matters

Companies like IPS bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table. We stay ahead of the curve, tracking the latest fraud trends, techniques, and tools used by fraudsters. By partnering with a fraud consultant, online merchants instantly gain access to a team of professionals who understand the intricacies of fraud, enabling them to proactively safeguard their business.

Customized Solutions

No two businesses are the same, and IPS understands this deeply. We can tailor solutions to meet the specific needs of your online store. Whether you’re dealing with card-not-present (CNP) fraud, account takeovers, loyalty program abuse, excessive chargebacks or other types of fraudulent activities, we can create a fraud prevention strategy that fits your unique circumstances.

Minimized False Positives

One of the challenges of fraud prevention is finding the right balance between stopping fraudulent transactions and allowing legitimate ones to go through. A well-implemented fraud consulting service helps reduce false positives, ensuring that genuine customers don’t encounter unnecessary hurdles during the checkout process.

Staying Compliant

With regulations like General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in place as well as others, compliance is crucial for online businesses. IPS has extensive experience in maintaining data integrity on an international scale across a multitude of industries, reducing the risk of fines and legal complications.


As your online business grows, so does the complexity of fraud prevention. IPS offers scalable solutions that can adapt to your business’s changing needs, ensuring that you stay protected as you expand.

Proactive Risk Management

Instead of reacting to fraud incidents after they occur, IPS can help you build a proactive approach to risk management. By identifying potential vulnerabilities and threats in advance, you can implement preventive measures and minimize the impact of fraud on your business.

Keeping Up with Industry Trends

The e-commerce landscape is fast-paced and constantly evolving. With our “boots on the ground” approach, we stay updated with the latest industry trends and emerging threats, ensuring that your fraud prevention strategy remains effective in the face of new challenges.

Peace of Mind

We’ve worked with many companies over the years, both small and large, with robust fraud prevention programs already in place, and we’ve helped build new programs from the ground up. When you work with IPS, one of the understated things you’ll get is – peace of mind. Knowing that you have a dedicated team of experts working tirelessly to protect your bottom line allows you to focus on the many other moving parts of your business.

Online merchants can benefit significantly from fraud consulting services. These services offer a holistic approach to fraud prevention by combining expertise, customization, cost savings, and security.

Whether you’re just starting your e-commerce journey or looking to enhance your existing fraud mitigation strategy, consider enlisting the help of IPS to ensure the security and success of your online business. Our fraud consulting experts can work with you on a one time, short term contract basis, providing tips and suggestions to bolster your platform’s defenses -or- we can work with you for the long term, providing not only strategy consulting, but manual proactive and reactive fraud review as well.

In the next part of this series, The Dynamic Landscape of Online Fraud, we’ll talk about how your defense strategy needs to be precise and purposely created to protect your business from fraud losses and abuse or exploit. IPS has worked with many companies with focuses in all manner of online offerings and we’ll shed some light on how each one needs a slightly different type of investigation and approach.

written by

Eddie Farrell

October 23, 2023

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    written by

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    October 23, 2023

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    Eddie Farrell

    Eddie Farrell has been one of the Fraud Team Leaders for over 7 years. He enjoys inspiring his team members to rise above the status quo, he loves collaboration and creativity in problem solving, and he’s always willing to have a conversation about video games, board games or why he didn’t think the last season of Game of Thrones was all that bad. He enjoys physical fitness, carpentry projects and has a 9 year old Norwegian Elkhound that barks more than any other dog on planet Earth.