TeleSign Adds Machine Learning For Fraud Scoring

Los Angeles-based TeleSign, which powers the phone-based verification and authentication systems of many top tier Internet e-commerce and web services providers, said on Thursday that it has begun using machine learning in its fraud intelligence software, TeleSign Score. TeleSign Score provides a reputational scoring based on a user's phone number and other information, and is accessed via an API. TeleSign says its API offers up reputational scoring of users, based on phone number intelligence, traffic patterns, machine learning and a global data consortium to web and mobile-based applications around the world. That data is used to prevent such issues as account fraud, account takeovers, phishing attacks, fake account registrations, and more.