Attribution fraud is when a partner uses malicious tactics to steal conversion credit from another partner or source. This fraudulent behavior can be damaging to your program’s relationships, as the partners actually driving those conversions aren’t the ones earning credit for them.
Preventing and correcting attribution fraud should be a priority throughout the Partnership Life Cycle. Learn more about attribution fraud.
impact.com’s Attribution Risk protection allows you to identify the true performance and productivity of your partnerships and strengthen key existing relationships by highlighting the risk of actions being misattributed. Attribution Risk protection eliminates unnecessary risk when building new partnerships, allowing you to scale quickly and achieve rapid growth with the right relationships.
impact.com uses an advanced detection algorithm to spot abnormal behavior that could be associated with fraudulent practices. Each partner or SharedId is assigned an attribution risk percentThe number of actions suspected of attribution fraud divided by the total number of their actions that have been scored. Risk percent is further broken down into reason codes, which represent different behaviors that can be associated with suspicious activity.
The following Attribution Risk reports are available:
Attribution Risk Summary report: This report displays an aggregate risk by partner.
Attribution Risk Details report: This report displays the reason a specific action has been identified as suspicious.
Attribution Risk Reversals Report: This report enables you to automate reversals for suspicious actions. You can also reverse child actions if the parent event was suspicious.
Learn more about taking action against Attribution Risk with impact.com’s best practice approach to taking action.