Email address risk analysis provides a wealth of behavioral and historical information that is useful in fraud detection. However, they are often overlooked by fraud detection programs that rely on normal transaction data like names or addresses. Fraudsters are known to use email addresses that are a mix of numbers and letters that fall into recognized patterns based on velocity and structure. This means that if a customer’s local part of the email address has an unusual format, for example, j4n3d03 instead of jane doe, it could indicate risky behavior and trigger an investigation.
You can view the email local part risk score alongside other risk factors in a blue modal underneath the overall risk score when reviewing transactions in your account portal. Learn more about email address risk analysis here.