The order detail risk scores are risk factor scores that indicate the risk associated specifically with order detail inputs. There are order detail risk scores for:
- country mismatches between billing, shipping, and IP geolocations,
- the order amount,
- and the time of day of the order.
These risk factor scores will only be returned if you are passing the relevant order detail inputs, and are only returned in minFraud Factors queries.
Like all risk factor scores, the order detail risk scores are given as a percentage ranging from 0.01 to 99. For example, a country mismatch risk score of 11.90 means that the transaction has an 11.9% chance of being fraudulent based on mismatches between the country of the billing address, shipping address, and IP geolocation.
Country mismatch risk score
The country mismatch risk score is the risk associated with various mismatches in country between the billing address, shipping address, and IP geolocation.
A higher country mismatch risk score means that the order was initiated from an IP geolocation that doesn't match the country of the billing address or shipping address. The more mismatches between these three locations, and the more suspicious those mismatches, the higher the country mismatch risk score will be.
If you see a higher country mismatch risk score, you may want to see whether the customer is using an IP anonymizer or another proxy that would effectively disguise their IP geolocation. You can learn more about IP geolocation risk data. You might also want to consider whether these kinds of transactions are normal for your business, determine whether the customer is traveling, or verify the mismatches with the customer.
The country mismatch risk score may be returned when you pass the billing country, shipping country, and IP address as inputs to minFraud Factors. Read the API specification for the billing country, shipping country, and IP address inputs on our developer portal:
Order amount risk score
The order amount risk score is the risk associated with the order amount of the transaction alone. This risk score is always customized to patterns seen in your particular account or shop ID.
A higher order amount risk indicates that the amount of the order is suspicious given patterns we've seen on your account or on the specific shop that the transaction was conducted on.
If you see a higher order amount risk score than you would have expected for a transaction, you can check your transaction history to see if this customer normally conducts transactions with a larger order amount than others at your business. If the customer is an established customer, you could also check to see whether other transaction details, like the shipping address, have recently changed.
The order amount risk score may be returned when you pass the order amount as an input to minFraud Factors. Read the API specification for the order amount input on our developer portal:
Time of day risk score
The time of day risk score is the risk associated with the local time of day at the IP geolocation of the transaction.
A higher time of day risk score would usually indicate that a customer is attempting their transaction at an unusual time of day.
If you see a higher time of day risk score than you would have expected for a transaction, you should consider whether transactions outside of peak hours are normal for your business, and look at other transaction details.
The time of day risk score may be returned whenever there is risk associated with the time of the transaction. You do not need to pass the transaction time as an input unless you are submitting transactions to minFraud after they have already been conducted.
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