Braintree's Basic Fraud Tools are a set of customizable rules that allow you to protect your account against carding attacks or other fraudulent activity. They are available at no extra cost to all merchants, regardless of size or processing volume, and do not require any developer work to set up.

Basic Fraud Tools can be utilized by enabling the Braintree-defined default rules if they are not already enabled or by setting up the AVS, CVV, and/or risk threshold rules individually. From there, you can adjust your settings any time and even override fraud rejections for certain transactions all within the Control Panel.


AVS and CVV rules only apply to credit card transactions. Risk threshold rules apply to both credit cards and certain Google Pay transactions.