Wednesday, March 28, 2012

2003: Online Fraud

Online merchants outside the counter block transactions originating from the Philippines and some other countries.  This measure is intended to prevent credit card fraud by blocking customers en masse, instead of addressing fraud on a case-to-case basis.  One merchant with this policy is the domain registrar, which now blocks IP connections from the Philippines.  Their blocking strategy affected local domain owners who used them to register domains.  The Philippines is known among merchants to ave high incidence of online fraud. in 1999