Accertify Extends Fraud Prevention Leadership Position in the Travel Industry and Latin America
CHICAGO, IL – June 15, 2010
Accertify®, a leading provider of fraud prevention and enterprise-wide transaction risk screening solutions, today announced that Despegar.com, the leading online travel site dedicated to Spanish and Portuguese-speaking communities worldwide, has signed an agreement to implement Accertify’s Interceptas® fraud prevention platform.
“This new customer agreement underscores Accertify’s leadership position in fraud prevention as the provider of choice to travel e-commerce companies around the world. We’re especially gratified by the acceptance Accertify has received from airlines and travel companies in Latin America,” said Michael Long, Accertify’s Chief Product Strategist. “Our dominance in this region is the result of Accertify’s deep roots in the travel industry and our expertise in international e-commerce fraud.”
Despegar.com joins Accertify’s rapidly growing customer base of travel companies including Mexicana Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Jet Blue Airways and others who have prevented tens of millions of dollars in fraudulent bookings over the past two years using Accertify’s Interceptas platform and fraud-fighting expertise.
Miami-based Despegar.com currently operates in twelve countries throughout Latin America, Spain and the U.S. Despegar.com offers travel-related services, including access to over 750 airlines, 70 major car rental companies, 120,000 hotels and hundreds of vacation packages around the world.
"This solution will ensure our continued delivery of the highest level of service and protection to our customers. We believe we've found the right partner in Accertify", said Martin Rastellino, Chief Operating Officer of Despegar.com. "We chose Accertify as our fraud prevention partner due to their reputation and global experience," Rastellino added.
Accertify Inc. is a leader in providing e-commerce companies with software, tools and strategies for preventing online fraud and mitigating enterprise-wide risks. Our Interceptas platform integrates every component of fraud prevention, applies state-of-the-art automation to each step in process and offers advanced capabilities for managing fraud data. Built with a merchant's perspective, Interceptas delivers unparalleled flexibility in preventing various types of criminal behavior, including fraud related to card-not-present purchases, online scams and policy abuse, merchandise returns and exchanges and other data management challenges. Accertify is committed to providing online companies with the most cost-effective solution to fraud available. For more information, visit www.accertify.com.
Despegar.com (www.despegar.com) is the leading online travel agency in Latin America. The company is based in Miami, FL and operates throughout the region, US and Spain, and local presence in 12 countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, US and Venezuela). Despegar.com is a one-stop-shop service provider for travelers in search of the best offers for their vacation packages, airfares, lodging & hotels and car rentals. Through www.despegar.com you can access to 750 airlines, 120.000 hotels, 70 car rental companies and thousands of vacation packages anywhere around the world.