How do I create and use risk profiles?
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Risk profiles are used to manage risk rules across multiple merchant-level accounts, or to apply a different set of risk rules for a specific payment. For example, you can isolate low-risk from high-risk transactions, with different risk configurations for each profile.
5 types of risk profile
All Adyen merchants receive a default risk profile based on their business industry at go-live. This risk profile is considered the parent profile.
Within a risk profile there are 4 main categories:
- Custom Rules
- Block and Trust Lists
- Standard Rules
- External Rules
Within standard rules there are 3 sub-categories:
Tip: Custom Rules and ShopperDNA are part of the premium offering.
Create a risk profile
- Log in to your Customer Area at a company level.
- Go to Risk > Risk Profiles.
- From the Create new profile based on drop down at the bottom of the page, select a default risk profile template.
- Select Create.
- Set your risk rule settings for the profile. See configuring rules for more information.
- Select Save Profile.
You can have only 1 risk profile per merchant account. The risk checks you enable and set on a risk profile will cause the risk score to go up or down when a payment is being authorized. If the risk score reaches 100, the payment will be refused due to fraud.
You can also choose to send a transaction to Case management when a specific risk check is activated. If the score is 100 or above, the transaction will be directly refused and therefore not sent to Case management.
Update your setup
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