Fraud 101

Course Duration: 1.5 - 2 Hours

Level - Beginner

Course Description

Payments fraud in today’s dynamic and rapidly-evolving online universe is tricky, and up until now, almost always learned in a trial-by-fire scenario. These courses will first ground the attendee in the basics of what online payments fraud is, and then give them some skills and tools to prevent and manage fraud with an eye toward balancing beating the fraudsters with accepting payments. Fraud 101 will establish the baseline of knowledge and discuss a few basic tips for fighting fraud, while Fraud 202 will dig in deeper to the world of online fraud fighting with some real-world fraud situations, international scenarios, and emerging tools of the trade.

Overall Course Objective

The goal of Fraud 101 is to give the new fraud fighter the terminology and knowledge to understand how online credit card payments work and see how some bad guys try to defraud the system.


Fraud 101 targets anyone who would like to better understand the world of online payments from the merchant’s perspective. Those new to fraud or payments-related roles will get a good base of knowledge, while people already in the field will get a refresher and may learn about some of the newest tools coming out. The level of 101 is beginner, and it lays the groundwork for Fraud 202.

Course Fee


Meet the FraudPVP Instructor

Scott Adams
Scott Adams
CEO/Founder of FraudPVP

Scott Adams, CEO/Founder of FraudPVP, is respected in online business, the card-not-present community, and the affiliate marketing community. He created FraudPVPasa consulting and services firm built on the idea that startups, small companies and growing companies need anti-fraud services just as much as the big guys.

In one position, Scott grew a failing $5M eBook company into one with revenue of $25M annually and a healthy chargeback rate. While there, Scott built one of the earliest affiliate metrics tracking systems and developed proprietary anti-fraud software.

Most recently, Scott was Director of Fraud and Risk at Riot Games. He took that company from being fined by Visa/MasterCard and near TMF to good standing in months. Most fraud starts in the video game world and then migrates to merchants in other online spaces, so by continuing to work with gaming clients, FraudPVP can stay up-to-date, fight on the bleeding edge of digital fraud, and bring that experience to you. 

Scott is not a consultant or mentor. He is an "evolutioneer." He doesn't just give companies advice on how to level up their strategies and power up their fraud fighting; he fights right alongside them to help them reach new heights of success, even building out new, tailored tools and technology when necessary.

Scott is also a trained corporate speaker, a fixed-wing and rotor-wing pilot, and a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. 

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