E-commerce and payments fraud remains high on the agenda for consumer-facing organizations, according to a recent Deloitte online poll. Nearly half (47 percent) of executives and managers reported that fraud protection ranks as a “high priority” for their organization and a further eight percent cited this as their organization’s number one priority.
Despite fraud prevention ranking as a high priority, only nine percent of respondents stated that their organization currently provides customers with free fraud prevention solutions. Similarly, budget increases for fraud solutions have been minimal over the past twelve months, with only nine percent stating that their fraud protection and detection budget increased substantially. An additional 22 percent reported fraud budgets had increased marginally, while a similar number (21 percent) stated that budgets remained unchanged.
“Along with the positive impact of digital commerce comes the risk of fraud to businesses and customers,” explained David Williams, chief executive officer, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP. “With monthly phishing attacks increasing 40 percent last year1, education and fraud solutions for the end-customer are often a powerful way for organizations to police and control fraud.”