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November 16, 2023

PFD 2023 Holiday Threats Report and Fraud Prevention Guides

For the upcoming 2023 holiday season, Visa Payment Fraud Disruption (PFD) anticipates threat actors will conduct a variety of both card-present (CP) and card-not-present (CNP) schemes in attempts to obtain cardholders’ sensitive information, including their personal identifiable information (PII) and payment account data. Visa PFD is providing the 2023 Holiday Threats Report and Fraud Prevention Guides to assist in the identification and mitigation of holiday commerce fraud schemes. The report provides insight into fraudster methodologies and mitigation actions that can be implemented to disrupt fraud. 

September 7, 2023

Payment Fraud Disruption Biannual Threats Report (June 2023)

Visa Payment Fraud Disruption is pleased to provide the June 2023 edition of the recurring Biannual Payments Ecosystem Threat Report. The report covers the most notable payments ecosystem threats over the given period, as well as highlights the collaborative and effective efforts taken by Payment Fraud Disruption, Global Risk and the Visa organization to disrupt these threats. The report provides insight into fraudster methodologies, the impact, and what actions and mitigations were implemented to disrupt the fraudsters. 

March 24, 2023

PFD Biannual Threats Report (Jun - Nov 2022)

This report provides an overview of the top payment ecosystem threats within the past six-month period (June 2022 – November 2022) as identified by Visa Payment Fraud Disruption (PFD). Over the course of this period, threat actors continued to target payments ecosystem organizations with a variety of longstanding as well as novel methodologies. Threat actors innovated upon established methodologies to improve the effectiveness of fraud schemes and continued to develop new tactics for targeting the payments ecosystem.