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Verify Plus

Risk-based verification

Verify your customers with an added layer of protection. Conduct risk-based assessments to detect fraudulent threats before sending a time-based, one-time passcode (OTP) over SMS.

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  • Verify everyone, everywhere
  • Detect risk in milliseconds
  • Increase ROI

Enhanced protection with minimal risk

Multifactor authentication (MFA) provides a critical, foundational step to protecting your platform and your customers’ trust. Verify Plus takes it one step further. Strengthen security and prevent fraud by layering real-time security intelligence, data, and analytics into your MFA workflow.

Global verification

Verify your customers across the globe with ease—anywhere, anytime.

Detect risk in milliseconds

Stop fraud before it starts. Prevent fake users at scale, put an end to promotion abuse, and eliminate International Revenue Share Fraud (IRSF).

Increase ROI

Cut down on SMS costs by preventing fraudulent numbers from passing through registration workflows.

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Global reach

Seamlessly verify your customers from anywhere in the world. With Telesign’s risk-based verification, authenticate your customers across 230 countries and territories. Telesign’s global infrastructure helps you effortlessly grow and scale your business with turn-key geo-expansion.

Country level thresholding

Seeing abnormal traffic from expensive countries? No problem. Enable flexible country-specific thresholds for increased management and functionality. Leverage data intelligence and insights to determine which messages put your business at risk. Simply check the countries where you want Telesign’s risk-based verification to be activated.

Bots & fake user detection

Detect bots, fake users, and spammers at scale. Conduct a risk assessment before sending an SMS verification code to mitigate new account registration fraud and bulk account creation.

Lightning-fast decision making

Speed counts. Without delaying customer workflows or applying additional friction, make risk-based decisions in milliseconds.

Prevent IRSF losses

Reduce financial losses related to International Revenue Share Fraud (IRSF). IRSF attacks cost businesses more than $8B every year. Defend against IRSF in milliseconds. Deploy a dynamic risk-based assessment model and determine whether to allow or block an SMS one-time passcode (OTP) from being sent.

Get started with SMS Verify Plus with a few lines of code

Create an account in minutes. Our easy-to-use messaging API and in-depth documentation make it quick and easy to start messaging your customers.

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POST /v1/verify/sms HTTP/1.1
Authorization: Basic 12345678-9ABC-DEF0-1234-56789ABCDEF0:Uak4fcLTTH/Tv8c/Q6QMwl5t4ck=
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded; charset=utf-8
Host: rest-ww.telesign.com
phone_number=5552345678
&language=en-US
&template=Your code is $$CODE$$

Seamless verification and identification you can count on

Waterfall/redundancy

Send SMS verification codes across multiple channels and in more languages for more flexibility. Telesign’s direct access to hundreds of carriers and waterfall approach across different routes ensures exceptional delivery rates with minimal latency.

Traffic monitoring

Traffic monitoring automatically flags traffic type and volume anomalies to prevent communication fraud and malicious attacks. Adjust and split traffic based on type of traffic across multiple route providers, to swiftly reduce message fail rates.

Number insights

Leverage phone number data intelligence to strengthen user verification, reduce fake accounts, inform risk models and improve conversions and accuracy of collected information

Bot detection

Accurately identify potential fraud and bad actors during the registration process before they access your platform. Fight fake accounts without sacrificing user growth. Using phone number intelligence, assess a user’s risk level and verify whether they’re a real person without disrupting or delaying sign-up workflows.

IRSF detection

Detect and minimize financial losses from International Revenue Share Fraud (IRSF). Telesign’s risk assessment model layers into your verification work flows and blocks messages to fraudulent numbers and spam.

Risk-based thresholding

Determine the appropriate action of whether to allow, block, or flag a registration or transaction. Using advanced machine learning that evaluates global traffic patterns, phone data attributes, and comprehensive phone number intelligence from the world’s largest fraud database —Telesign protects you against fraud.

FAQ

What is the difference between SMS Verify and Verify Plus?

SMS Verify delivers phone-based verification and MFA using a time-based, one-time passcode (OTP).  Verify Plus does the same thing, but layers in a dynamic risk assessment score to determine a user’s risk before an OTP is deployed. Verify Plus is an add-on that enhances fraud detection and prevention.

What does machine learning (ML) evaluate?

Telesign's proprietary and customizable machine learning model evaluates phone data attributes, global traffic patterns, and phone number intelligence to uncover hidden insights to predict fraud and risk.

What are the benefits of Verify Plus?

  • One endpoint to use two of Telesign's most valuable APIs, Intelligence and Verify
  • Ease of use and integration efforts
  • Adds an extra layer of security and fraud prevention to your account
  • Prevents fraud and confirms a user’s identity
  • Global reach to verify and authenticate customers around the world