Stopping the scam
We can help you investigate this tough-to-catch fraud without offending honest customers.
What is friendly chargeback fraud?
Friendly fraud is when a consumer illegitimately files a credit card chargeback, trying to make money off a legitimate transaction. For example, an e-commerce customer claims not to have received an item when in fact they did. If the business is unable to detect the fraud, the customer is refunded and keeps the item for free, meaning the business loses twice. Catching chargeback fraud can be very difficult for retailers because they don’t want to offend honest customers by suggesting they’ve committed fraud. At some point, retailers often decide to give the benefit of the doubt to the customer, leaving an opportunity for scammers.