Fraud Detection for Magento by Fraud Genius v1.0

Reduce charge-backs and increase revenue by identifying high-risk payments before orders get shipped out. This Advanced Fraud Detection extension for Magento adds a second layer of security to automated payment processing online.

Community Version: 1.4.x.x to 1.9.x.x
Enterprise Version: 1.10.x.x to 1.14.x.x


Portions of the code in this Magento extension are encrypted with IonCube. This is to protect our products from piracy and copyright infringement. Only .php files in the /app/code/local/Mico directory are encrypted.

Can I edit any of the code?

Yes, we do not encrypt the .phtml or CSS or XML files. You can edit the template files to match your store design and alter the CSS to integrate colors and layout. We offer extension customization upon request. Please use our contact form if you require a totally custom build.

Why do you lock the code?

Some of these modules are a collection of years of experience in the industry. We have invested countless hours and energy to program and support these extensions, and we feel that it is in everyone’s best interest to encode the core of our work.

How do I install IonCube?

Formal Check: To see if ionCube is already running, check with your server admin - they can tell you immediately if it is already installed and what version, etc. If it is not already running, they usually can install it within 5-10 minutes.

Manual Installation: If you have access to your server and the skill to install yourself, please see this page and download the loader wizard in ZIP or TGZ format. You can upload the loader wizard to your server and follow the series of prompts to detect ionCube installation and follow the walk-through to install manually by uploading the loader code yourself. It’s really easy to do if you know how to access your site with FTP.

Are all of your products encoded?

No. Our free community extensions are not.

Product Description

Payment Fraud Detection for Magento

This advanced Fraud Detection for Magento uses the Fraud Genius automated online fraud detection service to evaluate and flag potentially fraudulent transactions. An active account with Fraud Genius is required to use this module. Learn more

When installed and enabled, this Magento fraud detection module will generate a fraud score for every new order placed online in your store. The fraud score is visible to the storeowner when reviewing the order(s) in the backend of Magento. The fraud score represents the level of risk associated with the payment details for an order - the higher the score, the higher the risk.

Features at a glance

  • No hacks – No core Magento files are modified
  • Clean uninstall – Magento store will not crash if you remove the extension
  • Five minute install
  • Orders get analyzed for fraud and scored real-time during customer checkout
  • Full credit card bin information (Issuing Bank, Issuing Country, Brand, Type such as prepaid/debit/credit) when available
  • Ability to set an acceptable fraud score number for all orders (between 0 and 100)
  • Assign orders a custom status when fraud score is (low) within acceptable score range
  • Assign orders a custom status if fraud score is (high) not within acceptable score range
  • Customize the fraud detection tracking request number, the unique ID to trace a specific fraud detection request (useful for Magento multi-store transaction look-up)
  • Test account configuration to make sure the account is working
  • Test mode for all orders
  • (Fraud Genius website) Manage fraud scoring preferences
  • (Fraud Genius website) Fine tune source IP velocity settings
  • (Fraud Genius website) White-list and black-list source IP addresses
  • (Fraud Genius website) Per country scoring rules
  • (Fraud Genius website) Customer ID specific white-list rules
  • (Fraud Genius website) View transaction history data with search capabilities
  • (Fraud Genius website) View high-level reports with range date-range filtering

How does Magento fraud prevention really work?

In short, order payment details are scanned real-time as customers checkout. Every order gets issued a fraud score based on the results of the scan. The fraud score is view-able directly in the Magento admin (back-end) area in two places: the order list view and the individual order view area. The fraud score associated with an order ultimately determines how risky the payment is for that order - higher the score, higher the fraud risk. With this new information the Magento store-owner can determine how to process the order. It is by far the simplest yet most effective fraud prevention extension for Magento.

Magento Fraud Genius Data Flow Example
A middle layer of fraud prevention and security that allows you to review payment risks associated with Magento orders before shipping out any product.

Magento Fraud Protection Service: How it works

The scan process explained

When the customer clicks “Place order” during the final step of the Magento checkout process, the payment details are sent real-time to Fraud Genius’s detection server. The Fraud Genius server evaluates the payment details instantly (in less than 30 milliseconds) and then sends a fraud score back to Magento. This process is transparent to the customer as this all happens during the time it takes for the order confirmation page to load.

The fraud score explained

The folks at Fraud Genius are experts in online payment fraud detection. The fraud score served up by Fraud Genius’s detection server is one that is calculated using their advanced fraud detection techniques. Out-of-the-box and with no custom setup, the Fraud Genius detection rules are designed to be strict and identify all risk associated with customer payment details.

If necessary, custom rules OR custom exceptions to the rules can be created in your account area at Fraud Genius’s website to match individual business needs. These custom rules will play factor in the final score delivered back to the Magento store.

To learn more about tailoring score preferences, visit Fraud Genius’s website.

About Fraud Genius

Fraud Genius Inc. is a U.S. based company that specializes in real-time, payment fraud detection services. Their mantra: “Bringing clarity to payments”

The Fraud Genius technology uses sophisticated fraud detection rules that go above and beyond the “typical billing address check” that most online fraud detection services use. By combining common and proprietary fraud detection techniques with advanced heuristic pattern matching and historical data driven techniques, the Fraud Genius technology has the ability to deliver a fraud detection score that is considered to be “one of the most accurate scores in the industry.”

The Fraud Genius service is one that is billed monthly based on the number of transactions sent to the service. The cost is only $0.03 per transaction. It is FREE to sign up for the fraud detection service at their website. When you purchase the Magento fraud detection extension from this website you will receive a coupon code valid for 2500 free fraud detection requests. You can enter the code at the Fraud Genius website any time after purchase.

Technical Information

Magento Versions Community Version: 1.4.x.x to 1.9.x.x
Enterprise Version: 1.10.x.x to 1.14.x.x
ionCube Encrypted No
Option Type Supported N/A
Product Type Supported Simple, Configurable, Downloadable, Grouped, Bundle, Virtual
Supported PHP Version N/A
Requires Base Extension N/A
Mico Compatibility N/A
Also works with N/A
Licensing Info Per Domain Licensing: Our extensions are licensed per domain, which means each Magento store that will use the extension, regardless if it is installed on the same server or not, requires its own license.  For example: and are 2 domain names and require 2 licenses, whereas and only require 1 license. We offer discounts for multiple licenses for this very reason.We also provide a free development license if necessary. Simply request one after you purchase or just register your domain to the development server first and then email us to change it prior to launching the live site.

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    A must have for any Magento store

    We use this extension at our own store, this very website. It saves us time and money when reviewing orders placed at our store. Before we had this extension we would average 10-15 credit card charge-backs per calendar year simply due to fraud or stolen credit cards. Now that we have it installed, we have zero (0) charge-backs. Highly recommend this module to all Magento store owners.

    Michael Stephenson / Mico Solutions LLC

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Change Log

2013.11.26 - version 0.1.0
	* [release] Initial version