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Web Shield Academy is the training program from risk professionals for risk professionals.

Earn ETA CPP Continuing Education Credits for attending.


High-Risk Underwriter (Beginner)

2 days
Novice to Advanced
Knowledge not shared is knowledge lost - that is Web Shield Academy's guiding principle.

All Academy courses are headed by experienced risk professionals, who know the ins and outs of underwriting in a high-risk environment. Learn in a structured way about various online business models and test your investigation skills against real life test cases.

No boring lectures: A Web Shield Academy course is filled to the brim with practical, immediately applicable advice.

In the many hands-on case studies, you will learn how to conduct effective open-source intelligence gathering and come to your own conclusions about who you are dealing with: legitimate business or sophisticated fraudster?

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Course Content
Fundamentals of Credit Card Business
Credit Card Regulations & Scheme Programs
Introduction to Merchant Acceptance & Underwriting
Best Practices, Documents, UBO, Online Investigation Techniques
Recent High-Risk Trends
Group Discussion
Introduction to Transaction Laundering
Threats & Attacks
Persistent Merchant Monitoring
BRAM/GBPP, TL, Website Compliance
Online Investigation Strategy
Online Investigation With Web Shield Tools
Multiple Live Underwritings
eCommerce, Gambling or Gaming, Nutraceutical, , Remote PC Service, Adult or Dating, Dating etc. (Cases may vary)

High-Risk Underwriter (Advanced)

2 days
Advanced to Expert
We know you are good. Get even better with our Advanced High-Risk Underwriter course.

The course follows the tried and tested Web Shield Academy approach: Topic-driven lectures, exemplified by hand-picked live underwriting cases.

Expand your underwriting toolkit and learn to master the next-level compliance issues.

Don't sweat the small stuff: An Advanced course is a deep dive into current hot-button issues like merchant location, chargeback mitigation and regulatory updates. We also encourage students to bring their own cases for the live underwriting sessions.

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Course Content
Regulation Trends
Updated BRAM & GBPP
Merchant Location
Determining the Principal Place of Business According to VISA Rules
Excessive Chargeback Program (ECP), GMCMP, Chargeback Forecasting
Handling Non-Compliance Situations
How to Structure the Investigation, Identify the Perpetrator & Respond to the Card Schemes
Multiple Live Group Underwritings
Forex/Binary, Bitcoin, Charity, Nutraceutical, Cyberlocker, etc. (Cases may vary)
Understanding Deceptive Marketing

In-House Training

1-3 days
Novice to Expert
You decide
Expand your underwriting toolkit and learn to master next-level compliance issues.

The regular courses in a year might be limited, but that does not mean you and your team have to miss out.

You are in charge of our in-house training courses.

Propose a curriculum, suggest content blocks and set the date. Create your own Web Shield Academy experience - or choose one of our tried and tested training courses. You decide!

Course Content
Choose Your Own Topics  & Live Underwriting Cases
See the CHRU and Advanced course content for reference.

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