Understand how fraudsters spoof their location using GPS spoofing, VPNs, Proxies, mobile emulators, and other techniques.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Incognia is highly effective at detecting location spoofing and use of mobile emulators. Detailed evidence is provided for all risk assessments.
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.
Integrate in minutes using our integration wizard
Work with well-structured and easy to understand API responses
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