IPQ's anti-fraud services allow for real-time proxy detection to block low quality connections frequently used for abuse online such as proxies, VPNs, and Tor connections. Blocking proxies can Proactively Prevent Fraud™ from impacting your business, offsetting time consuming tasks such as manual reviewing accounts and transactions for chargeback fraud, click fraud, content SPAM, duplicate accounts, and other abusive behavior.
IPQualityScore strives to provide the most accurate proxy detection with the least amount of false-positives. Using IPQS technology, you can detect public proxies, anonymous, elite, & transparent proxies, hosting and data centers, VPNs, Tor exit nodes, co-location providers, and even shared connections such as those from institutions and universities.
Proxies allow a user to mask their IP address and assume a digital identity that is not representative of their true identity. For example, one user in Russia could control thousands of IP addresses in the US, performing malicious actions such as creating fake accounts, submitting SPAM comments or content, and generating fraudulent transactions. These actions could look entirely natural and would be hard to filter from your legitimate users. By blocking proxies, it makes it much more difficult for a fraudster to perform malicious actions. Instantly improve your user quality and transaction quality by filtering proxies and other connection anonymizers in real-time.
IPQS provides a simple API that you can use to query if an IP address is a proxy connection or if the IP address has been involved in any recent abuse across our network. Additional details such as the browser, user language, and other parameters can also be examined to increase detection rates.