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IPQ's anti-fraud services allow for real-time proxy detection to block low quality & high risk 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, user generated content SPAM, duplicate & fake accounts, and other abusive behavior. If you've recently suffered abuse online, there is a good chance it was executed through the use of a proxy connection.
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.
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Tap into the most accurate proxy detection service trusted by Fortune 500s and the largest enterprise companies, without paying enterprise prices. IPQS team of engineers have developed proprietary methods for identifying even the most stealthy connections, from residential proxies and botnets to data center proxies and even private VPNs. Never worry about false-positives, as our algorithms and machine learning models automatically adjust scoring for your audience. Flexible settings allow you to customize the scoring process and detection levels.
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 user generated SPAM (comments, posts, etc.), and engaging in fraudulent transactions. These actions could look entirely natural and would be difficult to filter from your legitimate users without impacting the user experience. By blocking proxies with IPQS, the process is much more difficult for a fraudster to perform malicious actions and engage in abusive behavior. Instantly improve your user quality and transaction quality by filtering proxies and other connection anonymizers in real-time.
Yes, IPQualityScore's proxy detection service can fully detect residential proxies and stealthy connections that are difficult to distinguish from a legitimate user with a residential connection. With the naked eye, one would never be able to detect a residential proxy. Luckily, IPQS has easy-to-use tools that can detect these risky connections with precision accuracy. Residential proxies are usually the preferred choice for fraudsters when engaging in duplicate account fraud, scraping, payment fraud, and similar types of mischievous activity.
IPQS provides a simple API that you can use to query if an IP address is a proxy or VPN 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. Access over 20 data points through our flexible APIs.