Rural America. Farm country. Quiet living. Some phrases that come to mind when thinking about a small town like Potwin, Kansas. With a population of 468, how is it possible that Potwin is also home to more than 600 million IP addresses? Some of which are connected to scammers, spammers and fraudsters!
Using IP geolocation to map a person or a device’s location has varying degrees of accuracy.… Read More
Today is Data Privacy Day! A good day to remind our readers about GDPR data privacy regulations and those pesky goalposts.
If you haven’t been keeping up, the GDPR hammer is coming down hard and fast on tech giants like Google, who was recently hit with a fine totaling 50 million Euros (about $57,192,500) by France’s data protection regulator CNIL. Anyone familiar with Google’s omnipresence in the digital arena and $111 billion in earnings will immediately notice that the fine, while large, is a softball in comparison with the data protection’s capacity to impose mind boggling fines – up to 4% of global annual revenue.… Read More
How Companies can use Technology and Multiple Sources to Properly Identify Customers and Head Off Illegalities
Are you really who you say you are? Well, you may think so, but lots of other important people may not be so sure.
For many companies, taking a person’s identity at face value and without double or triple checking could be disastrous, which is why it’s so necessary for companies to use multiple sources of identity verification.… Read More
Can US addresses fit into 35 characters?
At Melissa, we have seen this request where users of address verification software have predefined length and field-type restrictions. Most commonly, we have seen people using versions of SAP that restrict an address into the following fields with the maximum length in parenthesis. Address1 (35), Address2 (35), City (35), State (10), Zip (10). We will look at the feasibility of fitting an entire country’s possible addresses into this constrained format.… Read More
Businesses that Neglect ‘Know Your Customer’ Regulations are Messing with Fate and Government Regulations
Here’s the weird thing about money laundering: The problem just doesn’t want to go away. According to statistics compiled by the IRS, the ways that crooks hide the sources of their ill-gotten gains appear to be infinitely creative, with investigations and prosecutions remaining steady over recent years.… Read More