Claims Authorization

AI-powered recommendation engine minimizes fraudulent Did Not Arrive and Item Not Received claims

Ecommerce has exploded, and while the growth is a boon to retailers, it has also opened new worlds of opportunity for fraud. In particular, false Did Not Arrive (DNA) and Item Not Received (INR) claims cost retailers millions of dollars each year. Persistent news reports of supply chain disruptions and shipping delays actually make matters worse, providing “bad actors” with implied support for their claims that their items were never received.

Validating DNA and INR claims puts an undue burden on your agents. Fraudsters have set up elaborate schemes that make it virtually impossible for your representatives to discern which individual claims are legitimate and which ones are fraudulent, while achieving the main goal of keeping consumers happy and eager to continue to shop with you. It takes the power and speed of the real-time artificial intelligence (AI) in Appriss® Engage to identify and flag potential fraudsters to give your team the insights needed to make the right decisions.

Reward Valued Consumers, Deter Fraudsters

identify patterns

Use AI to link transaction identifiers across all your online and in-store orders to find consumers who are trying to hide their identity.

improve your bottom line

Realize significant annual savings by denying appeasements or reshipments for fraudulent claims.

set thresholds

Provide customer service agents with hard-data guidance to determine eligibility for an appeasement or reshipment.

do no harm

Grant your valuable consumers who have legitimate claims the generous appeasements they deserve.

reduce fraudulent activity

Send clear message to fraudsters that your company is not an easy target for fraudulent DNA and IRA claims.

build customer loyalty

Enhance your reputation as a retailer that takes care of its customers.

Appriss Linking System Connects the Dots Within Your Data

Applying artificial intelligence data analysis across all your transactions, Engage hones in on people who frequently change components of their identity (email, bill to address, ship to address, phone number, etc.). A connection is flagged whenever two of the identifiers appear on the same transaction or connected transactions.

Engage then flags the shopper account(s) to give your employees or automated systems recommendations to approve, warn, or deny a claim based on guidelines defined by your company. The result: Potentially millions of dollars of direct value back on your bottom line.

“Using Engage, we identified an individual fraudster who had 119 adjusted transactions over a 12-month period. He used 105 different email addresses and 113 different customer IDs. The majority of his adjustments were for just two shoe styles.”

– Eva Sciulli, Former Sr. Product Manager, Digital Fraud, Dick’s Sporting Goods

Other Types of Fraud or Abuse

In addition to claims fraud, Appriss® Engage can help minimize the losses from many other types of consumer fraud or abuse, including friendly abuse scenarios. 

Empty box return

Consumer makes a return. Retailer receives an empty box instead of the returned item.

price arbitrage

Purchase made in-store or online at a discount and then returned for full price.

damaged item

Consumer claims the item was damaged upon receipt, securing a reshipment without return.

rental or wardrobing

Consumer repeatedly orders items online, uses and then returns the items.


Bulk purchases are made at deeply discounted rates, but then unsold items are returned when not resold.

credit laundering

Consumer uses a combination of gift cards, store credit and credit cards to purchase online, then returns all items claiming the full refund to the credit card.

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Video: Risk, Return, and Reshipment

How Dick’s Sporting Goods is Managing the Omnichannel Experience

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solutions to Predict behavior

A data-driven solution that enhances the consumer returns experience to drive profitable sales while reducing fraud and building loyalty.

Verify identifies and predicts fraudulent and abusive consumer behavior. It is the most widely used return optimization tool in the retail industry. It has been proven effective in reducing return rates by 8 percent and decreasing shrink by 13 percent for major retailers in a variety of retail formats and verticals.

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