Ecommerce Fraud and Security: 10 Resources to Stay Up-to-Date

Jan 19, 2020

resource to stay informed on ecommerce fraud

Ecommerce is growing everywhere and so is eCommerce fraud. The fraudsters could be either buyers or sellers. Also, don’t be surprised if the scammers are both buyers and sellers. They are constantly coming up with new ideas to game the ecosystem. So, watch out and keep yourself informed.

In this post, I am going to share some resources to stay current on the eCommerce scams. Please bookmark if you find these resources useful.

1. PayPal being a frontrunner online payment system, is active in keeping its user informed of the latest frauds. Browse and bookmark its protect your business page to stay in the loop. I also found the following two articles very resourceful

2. FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation),  the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States is continuously sharing and updating fraud schemes to prevent businesses or people from being a victim. Please go ahead and check out their common fraud schemes page to find out details.

The economy of the U.S.A is highly developed, and there are around 330 million people lives in this country, which makes this country an ideal target for scams.

I found their following eCommerce fraud article very informative

3. FTC (Federal Trade Commission), an independent agency of the United States government shares recent scams and warning signs to keep the businesses and people safe. Browse now and bookmark or subscribe to their scam alerts. You can filter scams by topics as well.

4.  The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), is a nonprofit in the U.S.A that empowers people to use the Internet safely & securely. Their Twitter account is a great source to stay current on eCommerce security.

5. Action Fraud, is the UK’s national reporting center for fraud and cybercrime. I found their Twitter account is very active. If you are a business owner or buyer in the UK, consider following them there to stay know the latest eCommerce frauds.

The economy of the United Kingdom is also powerful, which makes it another prime target for eCommerce scams.

6. Europol, is the European Union’s law enforcement agency. Their Twitter account is actively sharing information to keep the users out of fraud.

7. Akamai Technologies, Inc., an American content delivery network, cybersecurity, and cloud service provider. For experts, their state of the internet / security report could be a great source.

8. Consider joining these Reddit communities to stay up-to-date on the eCommerce and other kinds of frauds

9. Troy Hunt, an Australian web security expert is renowned for public education and outreach on security topics. He is very active on Twitter, continuously publish videos on YouTube and send out newsletters. So, there are different ways to get security resources he is sharing online. Try to be in touch with his security tips.

10. Risky Business, a popular IT security podcast for infosec professionals both in Australia and all over the world. It is published weekly and hosted by award-winning journalist Patrick Gray. This podcast is full of up-to-date information and a huge source to stay current on eCommerce fraud.

Finally, don’t rush and always take time to do things associated with eCommerce.