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AFS Loader

Description

Affiliate Fraud Alerts

Detect Fraud and Increase the Profitability of Affiliate Marketing

Online advertising can mean life or death for an e-commerce merchant. Advertising can be a way to increase sales as well as a source of fraud.

Fraud resulting from unsavory affiliate marketing techniques increases the likelihood of chargebacks and revenue loss.

Our Affiliate Fraud Alerts helps merchants identify campaign threats before they become liabilities.

Affiliate Fraud Causes Chargebacks

There are two primary affiliate fraud techniques that can lead to chargebacks:

Using stolen credit card information to facilitate illegitimate affiliate sales.
When the cardholder learns of the unauthorized transaction and files a chargeback, the merchant becomes the victim.

Perpetrating a bait-and-switch.
Unscrupulous affiliates will make promises the merchant canít keep. When consumers learned theyíve been duped, they file chargebacks.

Chargebacks911ís Affiliate Fraud Alerts are designed to detect and prevent the most commonly perpetrated forms of affiliate fraud.

A Word of Warning: Even if your business isnít experiencing affiliate fraud-induced chargebacks, your profitability is still in grave danger. There are different types of affiliate fraudósome result in chargebacks and some donít. Even if these transactions arenít disputed, the fraud can still destroy your business by stealing revenue and profits.

Let Chargebacks911 show you how Affiliate Fraud Alerts can protect your bottom line from all types of revenue-stealing fraud.

The purpose of this WordPress plugin is to load a current copy of the AFS javascript file, located on an AFS server,
enabling the Affiliate Fraud Shield alert system on your website.

Screenshots

  • Use the AFS API Key screen to store your API Key and API Type. This plugin makes no visible changes to any other page on your website.

Installation

It is VERY IMPORTANT to understand that you cannot use this plugin without having previously obtained an API KEY
from Global Risk Technologies. Although you may install this plugin and activate it, until you have a working
API KEY (and another setting called API TYPE), it will not do anything.

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/afs-loader directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress or when prompted during installation
  3. Use the AFS API Key screen to store your API Key and API Type.

FAQ

What is **Affiliate Fraud Shield?**

Online advertising can mean life or death for an e-commerce merchant. Advertising can be a way to increase sales as well as a source of fraud.

Fraud resulting from unsavory affiliate marketing techniques increases the likelihood of chargebacks and revenue loss.

Our Affiliate Fraud Alertsô helps merchants identify campaign threats before they become liabilities.

Please visit https://chargebacks911.com/affiliate-fraud-shield for more information

How do I get an API Key?

Call 877-634-9808 or visit our web page for more information.

What does the AFS-Loader plugin do?

When a customer orders a product from your website, information about the sale is transmitted to a database where it is
stored for analysis. The customer’s payment information is stripped so that it does not include the security code,
expiration date, or full card number.

Using this information, AFS will detect and prevent the most commonly perpetrated forms of affiliate fraud which can lead
to chargebacks and forteited processing rights.

How does the AFS-Loader plugin work?

The plugin is a generic loader which links to the same public javascript file located here:

https://afs.chargebacks911.com/js/shield.js

When this script is loaded, WordPress passes your API KEY and API TYPE to the script. When your API Key is assigned, our
developers will review your website and determine which “Type” of operation will be necessary to capture your order data,
or to create a new “Type” that only applies to you.

When a customer comes to your website and makes a purchase request, in most cases they will fill in an order form or
pass through a succession of order forms which collect the order data, customer, shipping and payment information.

At checkout, a copy of this information (without the card security code, expiration date, or full card number) is
transmitted to the Affiliate Fraud Shield API.

This information is then analyzed to detect suspicious activity that may lead to chargebacks or other problems, and
you can be notified before fulfilling the sale.

Contributors & Developers

“AFS Loader” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Interested in development?

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Changelog

Nov 15, 2016 added to directory