Industry White Papers and Technical Writing

Technical white papers, articles and blog posts specific to the payments and risk industry.

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Business and Technical Writing Examples

  • The FraudBlog Site and Monthly Newsletter
    The FraudBlog is The Fraud Practice's WordPress blog focused on the eCommerce and digital payments and fraud industry, with most all posts and pages since 2011 being written by me. Each month a newsletter goes out to thousands of subscribers with a blurb about each new post and a link to the full article on the FraudBlog site.
    Justin McDonald, Sr. Risk Management Consultant, The Fraud Practice Inc.
    Primary Contributing Author, 2011 to Present


  • White Paper - Identifying and Streamlining Low Risk Customers or Applicants: Techniques and Benefits
    White paper discussing strategies for identifying low risk applicants and claims for improving operational and risk management performance in the insurance and credit/lending industries. segmenting high and low risk claims, applications or order attempts allows organizations to treat these groups differently and in ways that benefit both the consumer and the business. This can provide substantial benefits for all parties in the online lending and insurance industries while being applied at both the quote or application and claims processes.

    Primary Author: Justin McDonald, Sr. Risk Management Consultant, The Fraud Practice
    Published June, 2019


  • Case Study: How WireCash Manages Fraud Underwriting Digital Money Transfers to High Risk Markets

    In an industry where a single fraud or bad-debt loss can wipe out the profits earned from more than 100 legitimate orders, there is little room for trial-and-error. How then does a business find success in this industry that requires managing high risk and high potential losses despite relatively low margins? The Fraud Practice sought to uncover how WireCash learned the ropes in this difficult industry, while continuing to expand services to Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe and several high risk countries like Ukraine and Nigeria where others wouldn’t dare go.

    Author: Justin McDonald, Sr. Risk Management Consultant, The Fraud Practice Inc.
    Published May, 2018


  • White Paper - Buy Versus Build: A Discussion for Today's Market
    Primary author for joint white paper provided by Kount, Inc. and The Fraud Practice Inc. This white paper discusses business cases and criteria that can justify building homegrown risk management solutions in addition to third party services, including many considerations impacting ROI and total cost of ownership estimates.

    Primary Author: Justin McDonald, Sr. Risk Management Consultant, The Fraud Practice Inc.
    Published March, 2017


  • White Paper - Building the Business Case: When it Makes Sense to Outsource Manual Reviews

    Technical risk management and business oriented white paper discussing the considerations and factors to consider when assessing the cost of in-house fraud screening versus third party vendor options. This white paper defines and discusses several KPIs (key performance indicators) for fraud management and includes formulas to calculate the net cost/benefit of in-house manual reviews versus solution providers that will take the fraud liability.

    Author: Justin McDonald, Sr. Risk Management Consultant, The Fraud Practice Inc.
    Published March, 2015


  • Critical Capabilities that Can Enable Custom Modeling to Improve Business Intelligence

    Author: Justin McDonald, Sr. Risk Management Consultant, The Fraud Practice Inc.
    Published June 10, 2015


  • Leveraging Identity Document Verification in the Mobile Channel

    Author: Justin McDonald, Sr. Risk Management Consultant, The Fraud Practice Inc.
    Published May 13, 2015


  • With Custom Modeling, Deployment is Just as Critical as Design

    Author: Justin McDonald, Sr. Risk Management Consultant, The Fraud Practice Inc.
    Published March 18, 2015

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