Velocity Checks

What are Velocity Checks?

Velocity Checks assess a combination of data points and to evaluate transaction behaviour and block attempts where needed.

Essentially, they are conditional if-statements linked to timeframes, such as:

If A happens within B time, then do C.


Which Velocity Checks can be implemented?

Velocity Checks can be implemented to allow for a maximum number of transactions on a daily or monthly basis, based on the below factors:

  • IP Address
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Refund Amount

Any transaction attempts made after the maximum count has been achieved will result in a blocked status, advising the transaction could not be completed.


How do I configure Velocity Checks?

A user with Manager permissions can configure the Velocity Checks directly in the Acquired.com Hub. See the below steps to guide you through the steps required:

  1. Firstly, go to the Settings menu and from the Company tab open the Fraud section.
  2. In the Velocity Checks section select + Add Checks.
  3. Configure the required checks and save.

For more information on Velocity Checks, please contact [email protected].