Create custom filters
Create custom filters that meet the needs of your business and adds an additional layer of security to your store to prevent fraud
Flag suspicious orders
Orders that match your filters can be flagged as suspicious on the order page so you can review them before fulfilling
Block certain known customers
Use filters to prevent certain known customers from placing orders on your store
What is Fraud Filter?
Fraud Filter can provide an additional layer of protection to help you fight fraud and avoid chargebacks. By using Fraud Filter's simple rule-based functionality you can easily set up warnings for suspicious orders, or block orders completely.
What does the app do?
When an order match a filter you've created Fraud Filter will flag it as suspicious to warn you or automatically cancel it for you, depending on what action you've chosen. When Fraud Filter flags an order as suspicious it will mark the order as medium risk, and you'll be able to tell which filter that was triggered from the fraud analysis section on the order page.
How does it work?
With Fraud Filter you can create filters and rules based on order details you suspect could be suspicious and want to review or block. And it's all integrated into your store admin. Each filter consist of one or more rules that needs to be met for the filter to be triggered on orders.
As an example you could configure Fraud Filter to flag orders from a specific country that have an order value greater than 200 USD so you can review them before fulfilling. When an order is placed that match your rules Fraud Filter will automatically follow the instructions you've set up and either flag it as suspicious or cancel it.
If you receive an order which has details you would like to create a filter with you can easily do this from the order page. Click the more actions menu, and chose the 'Create fraud rule' which opens Fraud Filter and allows you to edit your new filter before saving. You can at any time add new filters, edit or delete existing ones, or view which orders that have triggered a certain filter.
Installing Fraud Filter is easy, and free. The app is directly integrated with the admin of your store. Read the FAQ listed on this page for step by step intstructions with supporting screen shots.
This app does have it's flaws, but I have a pretty major suggestion if you are trying to use it! Turn on manual payment capture so you do not need to take the processing fee! I have had someone persistently trying to place orders, and manual payment capture helps SO much with this app.
Hi, there. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this great review. We are so happy to hear that the Fraud Filter app has been working for you and your shop. Thanks again! - Marty, Shopify Support
This is silly. It can't actually block a transaction based on the rules - it only cancels the order after the transaction already occurs. As everyone states in the reviews, that leave us - your merchants - having to cover the transaction fees for/on the reversal. Why can't this simply block the transaction, based on the rule - before the transaction occurs, so that the merchant doesn't incur expenses?
Thank you for getting in touch and for writing your review, and I can appreciate your frustration over the limitations of the Fraud Filter app in terms of preventing high risk or fraudulent orders from being placed at all.
The app will cancel or flag an order if it meets the criteria you've set once the order has been placed, but I can see why you'd prefer a solution that stops the customer from placing an order. I will be sure to pass your feedback onto our app development team for their consideration. -Victor, Shopify Support
Northside Flower Market
When you set up this app, you have the option of either automatically cancelling the order, in which case Shopify sends a notification to the customer (but not your admin), or you can set it to warn your admin about a fraudulent order. You can't set it to do both. I don't see why an app would notify the customer and not the seller.
Hey, there. Thank you for sharing this feedback with us. We understand that you'd like to be notified for when an order is automatically cancelled, and we'd be happy to share this with our development team. Cheers! -Elias, Shopify Support