What Is Amazon Fraud Detector? - Amazon Fraud Detector

What Is Amazon Fraud Detector?

Amazon Fraud Detector is a fully managed service that makes it easy to identify potentially fraudulent online activities such as online payment fraud and the creation of fake accounts. Amazon Fraud Detector uses your data, machine learning (ML), and more than 20 years of fraud detection expertise from Amazon to automatically identify potentially fraudulent online activity so you can catch more fraud faster.

Amazon Fraud Detector enables you to build fraud-detection models. You don't need ML experience to start using Amazon Fraud Detector, you only need to provide your company’s historical fraud data. Amazon Fraud Detector uses this data to automatically train, test, and deploy a customized fraud detection model. During this process, a series of models that have learned patterns of fraud from AWS and Amazon’s own fraud expertise are used to boost your model’s performance. To use the model, call the Amazon Fraud Detector GetEventPrediction API with meta data about an online event and synchronously receive a fraud prediction score and an outcome based on your configuration.

Amazon Fraud Detector Overview

You don't need ML experience to use Amazon Fraud Detector. Simply upload your data to train, test, and deploy a fraud-detection model. Deployed models are imported to detectors, where you can configure decision logic (for example rules) to interpret the model’s score and assign outcomes such as pass or send transaction to a human investigator for review.

To use the model, call the Amazon Fraud Detector GetEventPrediction API with meta data about an online event. Amazon Fraud Detector synchronously returns a fraud prediction score and an outcome based on your detector configuration. For example, you can send Amazon Fraud Detector metadata for an online transaction event, such as price, product name, and shipping address of the purchasing entity, and determine the appropriate action for the transaction based on your deployed model and detector configuration

Note

Amazon Fraud Detector is available in the US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Singapore) and Asia Pacific (Sydney) AWS regions.

How to Use this Guide

If you are a new user of Amazon Fraud Detector, read the following sections to get started:

  1. How Amazon Fraud Detector works – Introduction to Amazon Fraud Detector concepts that you use to create fraud detection models and fraud evaluations.

  2. Setting up Amazon Fraud Detector – Prerequisite steps to get started with Amazon Fraud Detector.

  3. Get started (console) – Tutorial that walks you through how to use Amazon Fraud Detector.

For information about Amazon Fraud Detector the API operations, see the Amazon Fraud Detector API Reference.