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View the Fraud Analysis for a Shopify Order

Last modified: December 2, 2021

View the Fraud Analysis for a Shopify Order
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Fraud can be one of the biggest problems you will find with Shopify stores. Fraudulent orders can cause significant costs like lost inventory, chargebacks and bad reputation. Luckily, there is the Shopify fraud analysis. Depending on what Shopify plan you’re working with, there are two kinds of fraud analysis.

For those on the Basic Shopify plan, the analysis will include indicators and support for apps that can detect fraud. A really good Shopify fraud app is this one here.

If you have Shopify Payments or any other Shopify plan, then you will also get fraud recommendations. These can be helpful in showing potentially fraudulent transactions before you take action.

However, to action these alerts and take on advice, you will need to know how to analyze the information on the fraud reports that Shopify gives you. So, here is a quick set of instructions to check that.

Step 1 – Login

Login to your Shopify store using your store credentials.

Step 2 – Orders

From the admin page, you need to head to the ‘Orders’ page.

Step 3 – Select the Order

Then you want to select the order that you want to review. All those that have a potential for fraud associated with them can be easily recognized, they will have an exclamation mark beside the order number.

Step 4 – View the Order Analysis

Within the order page, there is a section that is labeled ‘Fraud Analysis’. If you’re subscribed to the Basic Shopify plan, then there will a list of indicators as well as a button that invites you to view the full analysis at the bottom of the list.

If you’re using Shopify Payments or a higher plan than the Basic plan, then you will also see the recommendation for the fraud analysis. If you want to view the full analysis, you can simply click on the ‘View’ button at the bottom screen.

There might also be a section of notes from the third party fraud app that you’ve installed on your Shopify store. Have a read of the indicators and the recommendations. Then take whatever action you feel is necessary.

Final Word: View the Fraud Analysis for a Shopify Order

Fraud can cost your business a lot of money. Luckily, there’s a free fraud analysis for orders on Shopify. The level of detection and the advice you get will depend significantly on the plan that you’re subscribed to on Shopify.

You can enhance the information in two ways. The first is by changing your Shopify plan, which is easy to do. Or you can subscribe to a Shopify fraud detection app. If you use Shopify Plus, you can also speak to your Shopify consultant to see what they recommend. They might be able to give you a great app recommendation, like this one here, that can help protect your store from the financial burdens of fraudulent behaviors.

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