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Vice President, Fraud Prevention

Company Overview

People are at the core of Fareportal. We are one of the fastest growing travel technology companies in the world; our portfolio of travel brands, including flagship product CheapOair, receive over 100 million visitors annually.

Job Summary:

We are seeking a Vice President of Fraud Prevention.  The successful person will be responsible for minimizing fraud rates and keeping Fareportal in the top quartile of all Online Travel Agencies.  This person will be working closely with the Data Science, Tech, Operations, and the C-suite to surpass industry benchmarks for fraud detection and proactively identify Fraud trends

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Own and Manage Fraud Prevention efforts 
  • Collaborate with departments across the company to reduce frauds and chargebacks  
  • Co-ordinate closely with Data Science teams to reduce frauds and chargebacks 
  • Review causes of chargebacks - both frauds and friendly frauds 
  • Find solutions by collaborating with Operations in Contact Centers across all disciplines (billings, refunds, escalations, waivers) 
  • Continuously improve fraud prevention based on cutting edge knowledge
  • Training - work with Training teams to increase quality and knowledge level in your teams 
  • Eliminate wasteful non-essential cancellations in Fraud Verification teams 
  • Review end-to-end process, do mapping, do automation, reduce overhead and manual dependencies in all 
  • Keep tabs on latest fraud trends by maintaining good relations with industry insiders
  • Motivate, assist and help teams grow and learn

 Required Skills:

  • ​Data Science knowledge (familiarity with SQL, Python, Tableau, etc.)
  • Payments knowledge (understanding steps in e-commerce payment process, authentication vs. validation)
  • Experience using Cardinal commerce, Accertify, Sift Science, or related tools


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in mathematics, engineering or computer science (MBA is preferred)
  • 10+ years experience in e-commerce fraud prevention
  • 6+ years of team leadership experience
  • Deep knowledge of payments and fraud prevention tools

Job Competencies: 

  • Strong leadership capability
  •  Ability to understand larger company goals and align Fraud Prevention team to contribute accordingly

Personal Impact:

  • Our casual company culture boasts innovation, collaboration and harbors a unique entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Understand the unique challenges and tremendous opportunities associated with a rapidly growing fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment, with the ability to deal with ambiguity but equally the freedom to explore and innovate.
  • Manage a continuously evolving sets of priorities when everything (really-everything!) is important.  You can’t get overwhelmed or sidetracked easily.
  • Be vocal with idea generation; speaking-up fuels discussion, ideation and group-think.  98% ideas may fly by the way side – but your impenetrable spirit allows the other 2% to soar! Your voice defines the value you bring to the organization.
  • Maturity to work goals at hand, but also able to consider overall strategies of the firm and create opportunities previously unseen.
  • Understand power of ownership culture; built on principles and values that compel everyone at Fareportal to think and act like an owner of the business
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