Active Fraud Insights Dashboard

Introduction

Active Fraud Insights helps marketers detect three types of fraud:

  • Device-Based Install Fraud - The detection of fraud hiding behind DeviceID reset fraud, Limit Ad Tracking and high concentrations of devices with suspicious engagement profiles.
  • Click Flooding - The sending of large numbers of fraudulent click reports, trying to gain credit and payment for both organic and non-organic installs.
  • Install Hijacking - The use of malware to send fraudulent click reports during the install process.

The Active Fraud Insights Report provides aggregated insights based on AppsFlyer's Active Fraud Suite.  This is an aggregated report allowing you to view insights based on fraud detection and prevention features.

The Active Fraud Insights Report is an AppsFlyer premium feature.

The Active Fraud Insight Dashboard

The AFI dashboard provides you with details of all prevention and detection data of any fraudulent activities. The dashboard displays the following:

Graphs

Two separate graphs are shown:

CTIT Histogram

AppsFlyer can now block installs with short CTIT (Click to Install Time). The assumption is that a few seconds is not a reasonable time for a user to click, download, install and open an app.

CTIT_Histogram.png

Y axis shows the number of installs.

X axis shows the time lapsed since the install.

You can configure the graph to display data by seconds (default), hours and days.

Source Distribution

Particular campaigns or media sources show a very high ratio of new Device IDs (rated as N).

Media_Source_Distribution_Graph.png

Y axis shows the number of Media Sources/Publishers/Ad Set/Channels etc...

X axis shows the percentage of selected class devices from the publisher.  

You can configure the graph to display data of the following classes by New Devices (default), Limited Ad Tracking (LAT), Suspicious Devices and Clean Devices.

The Aggregated Fraud Report

AFI_Fraud_Report.png

By default, the report displays all columns.  You can filter the report to show specific columns that illustrate particular fraudulent activities, as follows:

  • All (default)
  • Install Fraud
  • Click Flood
  • Install Hijacking

The following information is available in the Active Fraud Insights Report:

Column Description Fraudulent Activity
Media Source This is the default group-by option. We also support Campaign, Site ID, GEO and Channel. All, Install Fraud, Click Flood and Install Hijacking
Installs The total installs in the specified time frame All, Install Fraud, Click Flood and Install Hijacking
New Device Installs / Rate Installs coming from a device which AppsFlyer detected for the first time across all apps  All, Install Fraud
New Device Loyal User Rate Percentage of Loyal users from new device installs All, Install Fraud
LAT Installs / Rate Installs from devices with Limit Ad Tracking (LAT) enabled All, Install Fraud
LAT Installs Loyal User Rate Percentage of Loyal users from LAT installs All, Install Fraud
Suspicious Installs / Rate Installs from devices with some activity which might indicate fraud (DeviceRank “B”) All, Install Fraud
Suspicious Loyal User Rate Percentage of Loyal users from suspicious installs All, Install Fraud
Clean Installs / Rate Installs from devices which appear to have legitimate activity (DeviceRank "A", "AA" and "AAA") All, Install Fraud
Clean Installs Loyal User Rate Percentage of Loyal users from clean installs All, Install Fraud
Clicks Number of clicks in the specified time frame All, Click Flood
Conversion Rate Number of installs / Number of clicks All, Click Flood
Up to 5 minutes CTIT Rate of installs occurring less than five minutes after the click All, Click Flood
5 to 60 minutes CTIT Rate of installs occurring between five to sixty minutes after the click All, Click Flood
Over 60 minutes CTIT Rate of installs occurring more than one hour after the click All, Click Flood
Contribution Rate Number of appearances as a contributor / Number of appearances as last attributed click - the higher the result, there is more suspicion of click flood, since the click can catch non-organic installs too. All, Click Flood
Up to 10 seconds Rate of installs occurring up to ten seconds after the click All, Install Hijacking
10 to 30 seconds Rate of installs occurring between ten to thirty seconds after the click All, Install Hijacking
Over 30 seconds Rate of installs occurring more than thirty seconds after the click All, Install Hijacking

NOTE:  The Loyal User Rate columns allows you to view the quality of the users of each aggregation class.

* Data is available from 14 days prior to your AFI sign-up date

You can filter the information provided in the same way as in the AppsFlyer dashboard.  For more details, see here.



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