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3-D Secure: Security Pros and Conversion Cons

Posted by Justin Llewellyn on May 8, 2014 10:55:30 AM

What is a 3-D Secure Transaction?

3-D Secure is an XML-based protocol; a digital system for online credit or debit card transactions, designed as anti-fraud protection. It's got somewhat of a mixed reputation in the game development community, because it can block user payments and decrease conversion. However, it's not as huge of an impact as developers might think, and Xsolla would like to describe why that is the case.

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Xsolla Becomes Official PayPal Partner

Posted by Justin Llewellyn on Nov 12, 2013 10:00:44 AM

Xsolla partnership with PayPal would allow PayPal gaming clients to take advantage of Xsolla advanced technical solutions and fraud protection services.

Here, at Xsolla we have been offering PayPal as a major payment method for many years already. It was enabled in Xsolla system along with many other payment options and was made available to games within Xsolla payment platform.

From now on, however, direct PayPal customers can take advantage of Xsolla services and technical solutions. Gaming companies that have direct agreements with PayPal can now use Xsolla advanced billing platform and stay protected against fraud with Xsolla anti-fraud solution. Among other services available from Xsolla are dispute management, customer support, reporting, and analytical tools.

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7 Facts about Fraud to Remember

Posted by Justin Llewellyn on Oct 9, 2013 3:31:02 PM

The gaming industry grows bigger, and so do fraudsters. According to 2013 Online Fraud Report by CyberSource, online merchants lost $3.5 billion to online fraud in 2012, and what’s worse, this figure has been that high for several years in a row.

Realizing that your game needs a complex anti-fraud tool and finding one is crucial. Fraud prevention is not just about address and card code verification. Instead, it is about a whole range of security measures both, automatic and manual.

Here, at Xsolla, we are perfectly aware of this and provide fraud management services along with payment services to all our partners. If your game does not yet have a fraud detection system, you certainly should consider getting one or at least pay attention to facts signaling fraud.

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