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Location Spoofing

Detect use of location spoofing for better mobile fraud detection

Understand how to detect fraudsters spoofing their location using GPS spoofing, VPNs, Proxies, mobile emulators, and other techniques. 

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  • Improve fraud detection

    Enhance location spoofing detection

    • Detect GPS spoofing, VPNs, Proxies and Emulators
    • Upgrade from using IP addresses and GPS for fraud detection


  • Protect accounts

    Stop fraudsters, not customers

    • Use location behavior patterns for identification
    • Requires no action from the user
Case Study New

Location Spoofing Detection for Mobile Gaming App

  • 94%

    of user accounts verified (location permission enabled)
  • 50,000+

    suspicious accounts detected and blocked
  • 5

    custom watchlists for suspicious device and location behavior

Detecting location spoofing

Location spoofing is now becoming a standard technique used by fraudsters. With access to off-the-shelf tools, fraudsters can easily defeat legacy fraud detection systems using simplistic location models based on IP address and GPS locations. By spoofing IP addresses and GPS locations, fraudsters can fool legacy risk decisioning engines.

Incognia location technology uses network signals and on-device sensors to build a location behavior pattern that is unique to each user and extremely difficult to mimic or forge.

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    Spoofed GPS location

    GPS spoofing apps are now widely used and easily enabled on a device. Fraudster don't need to root their device or have super admin privileges, GPS spoofing apps can be easily enabled via developer mode on the device.

  • Identity and document verification

    Faked IP Address

    Most fraud prevention technologies use the IP address to locate the user's device, but the use of VPNs and proxies can easily fool these types of fraud detections systems and thereby conceal the user’s true location.

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    Mobile emulation

    Fraudsters are using the powerful capabilities of mobile emulators to manipulate mobile app data and evade fraud detection. One of the data points that is easily manipulated via a mobile emulator is the geolocation information.

Location and Device Intelligence

We make it easy to access Incognia's risk assessment and supporting evidence. Incognia supports API integration to your risk engine, provides an export feature for in-depth reporting, and summary and detailed view dashboards for easy viewing of supporting evidence. 

  • Deatailed summary

    Summary and detailed views of risk assessments

  • Export feature

    Export feature for in-depth reporting

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    Stand-alone fraud detection, or integrate our APIs with any risk engine

Incognia Dashboard
Incognia's dashboard
Designed for developers

Fast SDK integration & easy-to-use APIs

We provide a lightweight mobile SDK and intuitive APIs to make it easy for you to add location and device intelligence to risk assessments throughout the user journey.

SDK Payload Example
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Food Delivery Apps [Detecting Location Spoofing Fraud]

Food delivery apps are now wildly popular and new fraud patterns are emerging related to drivers/couriers fraud using location spoofing.

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Location Spoofing - 5 Ways Fraudsters Spoof Location

Learn more about location spoofing techniques and usage for fraud, and how companies can upgrade defenses using Incognia’s highly-precise location...

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Hide and Seek [Mobile Emulators and Location Spoofing]

Detection of mobile emulators and location spoofing for protection of accounts and mobile payments.

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