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Advanced Fraud Tools only apply to credit card transactions.

Advanced Fraud Tools help to identify and prevent fraudulent activity before a transaction or verification ever reaches a customer’s bank. With the help of our partner, Kount, we use hundreds of fraud detection tests – ranging from device fingerprinting to proxy piercing – to analyze each credit card transaction or verification within milliseconds.

Our Advanced Fraud Tools offer both standard and custom setups. Kount Standard utilizes rules that we have predetermined, while Kount Custom allows you to directly set your own rules via Kount's back office tools.

Advanced Fraud Tools are not set up on your account by default. If you would like use this feature, you must enable Advanced Fraud Tools in the Control Panel and update your client-side and server-side implementations.

Advanced Fraud Tools are not always compatible with third-party shopping carts; you’ll need to contact the third party for more details on how their product is integrated with Braintree.

How it works

When you use our Advanced Fraud Tools, we’ll take information about credit card transactions and verifications created via the API and pass it to our partner, Kount. Kount is a third-party provider that specializes in fighting fraud by using customer information – like geolocation and device fingerprinting – as well as industry-specific and cross-industry data. By running these data points through its vast database, Kount is able to build a fraud score for each request – which informs how our gateway treats each transaction.

Enabling Advanced Fraud Tools

Whether you're using Kount Standard or Kount Custom, you'll need to enable this feature in the Control Panel at the same time as you update your client-side and server-side code to collect and pass device data. If there is any delay between enabling in the Control Panel and making the code changes, the integration will not work properly.

Just before you update your code:

  1. Log into the Control Panel
  2. Navigate to Settings > Processing > Advanced Fraud Tools
  3. Click the toggle to enable this feature
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If you're unsure if your Advanced Fraud Tools are working properly, you can check a transaction by looking at the Fraud Tools Information section on its Transaction Details page in the Control Panel. If the field Device Data Received reads True, then Advanced Fraud Tools are functioning.

Overriding rejections

When you use Advanced Fraud Tools, credit card transactions will be subject to rejection due to suspected fraud. While you can't whitelist certain cards, you can bypass our fraud checks by creating transactions from the Control Panel or passing the skip_advanced_fraud_checking parameter when creating credit card transactions via the API.

Still have questions?

If you can’t find an answer, contact our Support team.


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