Fraud & Risk

The Sword of Damocles: Understanding Fraudsters' Motivations

Kevin Gosschalk -- Arkose Labs; Joseph Asaro -- Skillz

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The Sword of Damocles is a parable used to describe the precarious situation those in positions of power may face, although colloquially it is typically used to refer to a sense of impending threat, doom, or disaster.

This presentation from Arkose Labs and Skillz looks at five types of fraud facing online retailers today, then contrasts the typical purchase flow for illegitimate and legitimate users. The slides close by examining six aspects of human-driven fraud.

The Sword of Damocles: Understanding Fraudsters' Motivations

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