Fraudsters test thousands of stolen credentials (credential stuffing) to take over your customer’s accounts and sell them on marketplaces. New, fake accounts are created to exploit loyalty points, coupons for birthdays, sign-ups, and other promotions.
Scraping is a common automated threat retailers face for various purposes.
Freebie bots monitor your site in search of price errors so they can quickly scoop up free or incorrectly discounted items.
2B. Price Scraping
Competitors scan prices to undercut your business and steal catalog content you’ve created and paid for.
Bots scrape your site to create an identical site with a spoofed domain to deceptively sell counterfeit goods and damage your brand reputation.
Scanner bots check to see if your in-demand goods have been restocked before a checkout bot is used to automate the process.
3. Add to Cart
Fraudsters perform denial of inventory, using bots to add massive quantities of stock to their cart for checkout and denying legitimate customers from purchasing. The fraudster then resells the product for a profit while inventory is “locked-up.”