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IP Address Validation: Sample Use Cases

This article looks at some important use cases for our DOTS IP Address Validation product.Before diving in, let’s look at what IP Address Validation is. In a nutshell, it is a validation service that...

Jan Rehorik, Sr. Software Engineer
Jan Rehorik
Sr. Software Engineer
July 2, 2020

US Address Validation Use Cases

Why do people use our DOTS Address Validation – US product? There are many reasons to choose our service that really depends on your business or project. At the highest level, our clients have a goal of...

Jan Rehorik, Sr. Software Engineer
Jan Rehorik
Sr. Software Engineer
January 9, 2020

The Latest Trends in Fraud and Identity Verification

Fraud is big business nowadays, and 2019 has been no exception. According to IDology’s Seventh Annual Fraud Report, overall levels of fraud remain similar to previous years, with online fraud reported to...

Carolyn Healey, Director of Marketing
Carolyn Healey
Director of Marketing
December 17, 2019
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Credit Card Validation – BIN There, Done That

If you are involved in e-commerce, you probably know the importance of credit card validation. And if you work with Service Objects, you may have at least a passing familiarity with our DOTS BIN Validation...

Rob Manser, Sr. Digital Marketing Manager
Rob Manser
Sr. Digital Marketing Manager
February 12, 2019

IP Reputation and the Nationwide Bomb Threat Hoax

The bomb threat hoax from Thursday, December 13, 2018 was easily detectable as fraud.There were several smoking guns that could have quickly identified the bomb threats as bogus. The leading indicator of...

Geoff Grow, Founder & CEO
Geoff Grow
Founder & CEO
December 14, 2018

Protecting Your Business from Ecommerce Fraud

Most ecommerce merchants learn the hard way; orders and registrations from fraudulent sources cause financial, merchandise, and time losses. With the rise of mobile ecommerce and the proliferation of...

Rob Manser, Sr. Digital Marketing Manager
Rob Manser
Sr. Digital Marketing Manager
September 25, 2018

Saving More of Your Labor this Labor Day

Labor Day is much more than the traditional end of summer in America: it pays tribute to the efforts of working people. It dates back well over a century, with one labor leader in the 1800s describing it...

Rob Manser, Sr. Digital Marketing Manager
Rob Manser
Sr. Digital Marketing Manager
September 4, 2018

Why Our Customers Love Data Quality

Every year, February 14th is a time when our thoughts turn to things like true love, flowers, chocolates … and data quality.In fact, there is more in common between these things than you might think....

Carolyn Healey, Director of Marketing
Carolyn Healey
Director of Marketing
February 13, 2018

Mail Servers: Where in the world…?

We love data here at Service Objects. We are constantly working to expand and improve on our datasets to further innovate our product lineup. A big part of what makes our Email Validation (EV) service so...

Emanuel Fuentes, Sr. Software Engineer
Emanuel Fuentes
Sr. Software Engineer
January 18, 2018

Your Business and The Holidays: A Christmas Carol

Christmas is, of course, a major religious holiday celebrated around the world. And also one of the busiest and most profitable times of year for your business. But do you know how it first got that way?...

Carolyn Healey, Director of Marketing
Carolyn Healey
Director of Marketing
December 12, 2017

Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Opportunity and Peril

Do you sell products online? If you do, you have a great opportunity in front of you. An opportunity to boost revenues, increase market share, and create visibility for your business. Or an equally great...

Carolyn Healey, Director of Marketing
Carolyn Healey
Director of Marketing
November 14, 2017

Service Objects Launches Newly Redesigned Website

Service Objects is excited to announce that we have launched a newly redesigned website, www.serviceobjects.com. The redesign effort was undertaken to enhance the user experience and features a new...

Carolyn Healey, Director of Marketing
Carolyn Healey
Director of Marketing
November 7, 2017

Don’t Let Bad Data Scare You This Halloween

Most of us here in North America grew up trick-or-treating on Halloween. But did you know the history behind this day?In early Celtic culture, the feast of All Hallows Eve (or Allhallowe’en) was a...

Carolyn Healey, Director of Marketing
Carolyn Healey
Director of Marketing
October 31, 2017

Baseball and Data Quality: America’s National Pastimes

By the time October rolls around, the top Major League baseball teams in the country are locked in combat, in the playoffs and then the World Series. And as teams take the field and managers sit in the...

Rob Manser, Sr. Digital Marketing Manager
Rob Manser
Sr. Digital Marketing Manager
October 17, 2017

How secure is your ‘Data at Rest’?

In a world where millions of customer and contact records are commonly stolen, how do you keep your data safe? First, lock the door to your office. Now you’re good, right? Oh wait, you are still...

Jan Rehorik, Sr. Software Engineer
Jan Rehorik
Sr. Software Engineer
June 22, 2017

The Path to Data Quality Excellence

“In the era of big data and software as a service, we are witnessing a major industry transformation. In order to stay competitive, businesses have reduced the time it takes to deploy a new application...

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Service Objects
May 9, 2017

Fighting Fraud with Big Data

Fraud comes in many forms whether through misrepresentation, concealment or intent to deceive. Traditional methods of identifying and fighting fraud have relied on data analysis to detect anomalies which...

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Service Objects
December 22, 2016

Using Geolocation Technology to Fight Fraud

Good news – someone wants to place a large online order for one of your company’s products, shipped to their business in the United States. But in reality, this person is a scammer from some boiler...

Carolyn Healey, Director of Marketing
Carolyn Healey
Director of Marketing
November 17, 2016

Protecting Yourself from High Risk IP Fraud

With the holiday season upon us, online sales surge with customers seeking to place orders with retailers. But not all orders, form submissions, and lead generation efforts are legitimate. Building fraud...

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Service Objects
November 8, 2016

Real-Time Email Validation and Your Sales Process

Have you ever been to gamil.com? Or gmial.com? Or gmali.com? Well, many of your prospects and customers have, without even knowing it. These are just a few of the misspellings of “Gmail” alone that pop...

Carolyn Healey, Director of Marketing
Carolyn Healey
Director of Marketing
November 3, 2016

Why Fraud is Growing, And What You Can Do About It

Few industries or investments grow at a year-over-year rate exceeding ten percent nowadays. But one area that – unfortunately – has had bright growth prospects is retail fraud. Which means that one of...

Carolyn Healey, Director of Marketing
Carolyn Healey
Director of Marketing
September 29, 2016

Understanding VoIP – Fixed vs. Non-Fixed

If you aren’t already familiar with “Voice over IP” telephone services, or VoIP for short, you should be. It has become a popular and inexpensive form of telephony – and also one of the most common...

Rob Manser, Sr. Digital Marketing Manager
Rob Manser
Sr. Digital Marketing Manager
January 21, 2016

How IP Validation Can Help Prevent Fraud

Have you ever been in a business with a sign that says, "We reserve the right to refuse service"? When doing business in person, merchants may be able to detect warning signs of potential fraud. Perhaps...

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Service Objects
December 29, 2015

Self-Learning Validation

Have you ever asked Siri to remind you to buy a certain product the next time you're at the store, call your mom, or fetch the latest movie times? Technology that was once the realm of fantasy has made its...

Emanuel Fuentes, Sr. Software Engineer
Emanuel Fuentes
Sr. Software Engineer
July 1, 2015

3 Telltale Signs an Online Order is Fraudulent

Online fraud affects businesses of all sizes. According to The Nilson Report, in 2012, payment card issuers, merchants, and their acquiring banks lost over $11 billion to fraud. Whether you've already...

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Service Objects
December 3, 2014