Maxmind Fraud Prevention

Maxmind Fraud Prevention

Compatible With: Community 2.0, 2.1

Tech Specifications

Current Version:
Stable Build
04 July, 2017
Extensions, Payments & Security, Fraud
License Type:
Open Software License 3.0 (OSL-3.0)


Detect fraud and minimize risks. With this extension your Magento® orders will be evaluated and receive a minFraud risk score.

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Fraud detection is very important, and our Fraud Prevention and Risk Scoring module for Magento® 2 will assist you in monitoring, detecting, and preventing fraud. The module uses Maxmind risk scoring service (from only $0.005 an order) and it identifies risky orders to be held for further review.

 The module determines the chance that a transaction is fraudulent based on multiple factors, including whether an online transaction comes from a high risk IP address, high risk email, high risk device, or anonymizing proxy.

For example, what if an order was placed from a computer in a suspicious country but the shipping address is in Germany? If this happens you should be able to identify those kind of orders. Suspicious orders will be flagged automatically by our extension. All your orders will be verified and scored for fraud risk using MaxMind minFraud service. Every order will get a score up to 100, which is the higher risk of fraud.


The module installs into your Magento® store without having to modifying your code. Order scores are displayed in the summary Sales Order view and detailed information about the order score (and elements that contributed to it) is visible in each individual order. After installation you just need to create a MaxMind account, fill in the credentials and your orders will be reviewed for fraud detection based on the risk threshold you set in admin, all orders which get a score above the threshold will appear in red and placed on hold for further review.



Enable [Yes / No] - enable/disable the module

Score Threshold - set risk score threshold. All orders above this threshold will appear in red and in order to get your attention

Hold Order [Yes / No] - hold orders above the set threshold will require your attention

Force IP - for debug only, this IP will overwrite the order IP address. Leave this field blank when you are using the module on a live store

IP Exceptions - Add IP's separated by comma. Orders placed from this IP's will not be checked for possible fraud.

Minimum Order Amount - Minimum amount for order to be checked for possible fraud. All orders above this threshold will be checked for possible fraud. Leave the field blank if you want all orders to be checked.


Api Hostname - MaxMind automatically picks the data center geographically closest to you. In some cases, this data center may not be the one that provides you with the best service. You can explicitly try the following hostnames to see which one provides the best performance for you.

MaxMind License Key- the license key obtained from

Disable cURL Server Certificate Check- for temporary server certificate issue. You can set cURL to accept any server(peer) certificate.



Step 1   Before installing Maxmind Fraud Prevention minFraud Extension on a Magento® 2 Store please check the extension compatibility. This extension is currently compatible with the following Magento® versions: 2.0, 2.0.x It is recommended to install the extension first on a testing server before you install it on a live (production) server.

Step 2  Copy the extension files to below paths of your Magento® 2 instance. If ‘app/code/WeltPixel’ folder is missing, please create it manually:



Step 3  Access the root of your Magento® 2 project from command line and run the following commands:

               php bin/magento module:enable WeltPixel_Backend --clear-static-content

               php bin/magento module:enable WeltPixel_MaxMind --clear-static-content

               php bin/magento setup:upgrade

Step 4  Flush any cache that you might still have enabled on your server or in Magento®.

Step 5  Woohoo, the extension is installed!

Release Notes

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  • Compatible with CE: 2.0 2.1
  • Stability: Stable Build
  • Description:

    What’s new in 1.0.4 (October 10, 2016):
    - Composer dependency version changes


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