Detecting Fraud in Latin America and the Caribbean | WhoisXML API

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Detecting Possible Fraud Vehicles Specific to Latin America and the Caribbean

Fraud is a global problem, but some subtrends could be unique to a specific country or region. For one, Accertify identified airline and digital wallet fraud as some of the fraud types proliferating in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).1

WhoisXML API researchers decided to investigate how these LAC fraud subtrends looked like in the DNS and discovered:

  • Nearly 10,000 cybersquatting domains targeting airlines and digital wallet providers in the region
  • Several cybersquatting domains that were found malicious, with some hosting phishing content
  • A public registrant email address used to register one of the malicious domains that led to a network comprising 60 domains

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