ARC Announces September as “Fraud Awareness Month”

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ARC Announces September as “Fraud Awareness Month”

Company Marks Event with Free Educational Webinars on Fraud Prevention

ARLINGTON, Va. – September 4, 2018 – Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) kicks off a monthlong series of 10 free educational webinars tomorrow to aid travel agencies in fighting payment fraud. The webinars are the cornerstone of ARC’s Fraud Awareness Month, an event to energize agencies to be more mindful of the true costs of fraud and how to prevent it. Covered topics range from how to fight fraud through collaboration to using behavioral analytics to spot fraudsters. The presenters will also provide practical tips and tools to help agencies protect their business.

Participants in the webinars include representatives from law enforcement agencies, such as the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance, and the private sector including Ethoca, Featurspace, Perseuss, and ARC.

“With the ubiquitous nature of online bookings, alternative forms of payment and card-notpresent transactions, the agency channel is a prime target for sophisticated fraudsters. And that risk grows annually as does the cost of managing it,” said Cornelius Hattingh, ARC’s director of risk management and compliance. “The webinars we have set for September will provide fresh insights on fraud prevention technology and best practices to help agencies level the playing field between them and the fraudsters.”

ARC launches the webinar series tomorrow with, “Fraud Schemes Affecting the Agency Community,” where attendees will learn:

  • Which fraud schemes are most commonly used
  • Why these criminals target travel agencies, and what they’re trying to gain
  • What lengths fraudsters will go to in order to appear legitimate
  • What kinds of tools fraudsters use to deceive agencies, including digitally-altered passports, driver licenses and credit card images

Click HERE for more information about September’s free webinar series and to register.

Hillary Smith


As a leader in air travel intelligence and omnichannel retailing, ARC provides platforms, tools and insights that help the global travel community connect, grow and thrive. ARC enables the diverse retailing strategies of its customers by providing innovative technology, flexible settlement solutions and access to the world’s most comprehensive air transaction dataset. In 2019, ARC managed more than $97.4 billion in transactions between airlines and travel agencies, representing more than 302 million passenger trips. For more information, please visit