Prioritize my Custom Rules

Custom rules are prioritized. When a transaction is submitted to the minFraud service, the first rule whose conditions are met will trigger and apply its disposition to the transaction, and any additional rules will be ignored. It's important to plan your rules carefully so that you know which rules should have priority over other rules that might apply to the same transactions. Learn more about planning your custom rules.

For example, say you have two custom rules:

  1. any transactions with an IP risk score above 20 will be marked for manual review, because these transactions are somewhat risky for your business
  2. any transactions from a specific affiliate are automatically approved, because you trust the affiliate and have a special arrangement with them 

The order of these two rules matters. If rule number 1 has the highest priority, then transactions with an IP risk score above 20 will be marked for manual review even if those transactions are also from your trusted affiliate. If you want transactions from your trusted affiliate to be approved even if the IP risk score is higher, you must make the affiliate rule a higher priority than the IP risk rule.

The more rules you have, the more complex the interactions may be.

Ranking rules by priority

The priority of every rule is set by assigning it an integer number. Lower numbered rules have the highest priority.

Set the priority of your custom rule

Whenever you create a custom rule, you must give it a priority among your other rules before it can be saved and activated. Learn how to create a custom rule.


Change the priority of your custom rules

You can change the priority of your custom rules using the account portal. Click on 'Custom Rules' in the minFraud menu in your account portal [direct link, login required]. This feature is available to admin users and standard users with product/service permissions. Learn more about user permissions.


A list of all your existing custom rules will be displayed to you. To change the priority of these rules, click on the blue numbered list icon on the right of the rule you would like to change. You can use this icon to drag and drop the rule to change its position in the ranking. Dragging the rule up will make it a higher priority rule, and dragging the rule down will make it a lower priority.

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