Merchant Risk Council Announces MRC Technology Award Winners

Press Release

02 April 2018

Recognizing leading technologies in eCommerce fraud and payments

On March 21, 2018 Whitepages Pro and ThreatMetrix were announced as winners of the MRC Technology Awards at MRC Vegas 2018, hosted at the Aria Resort and Casino. Both organizations have established themselves as innovative leaders within the eCommerce payments and fraud community.

Whitepages Pro was voted winner of the MRC Technology Industry Award by a panel of industry experts based on their global identity verification solution, Whitepages Pro Identity Check.

ThreatMetrix was voted winner of the MRC Technology People's Choice Award by the public through online voting for their unique, anonymous customer identifier, ThreatMetrix ID.

The MRC Technology Awards were co-presented by the MRC and allpago, winner of 2017 MRC Technology People's Choice.


Industry Award Winner: Whitepages Pro


(L-R) Philipp Bock -- allpago, Tom Donlea -- Whitepages Pro, Markus Bergthaler -- MRC

Whitepages Pro Identity Check provides a breadth of information, depth of network insights and sophisticated data science to deliver, in fractions of a second, an accurate indicator of customer identity risk. They apply pattern recognition, predictive analytics and machine learning to the five core consumer data attributes of email, phone, person, physical address and IP to power their solution. In a single query, they return 70+ data signals and network insights to provide validity flags, positive and risky attributes, and match statuses between key consumer data elements. This enables online merchants to increase revenues by improving customer approvals, lowering fraud costs and increasing productivity by cutting manual review times in half.

As winner of the Industry Award, Whitepages Pro receives a free 10 x 10 exhibitor booth at MRC Vegas 2019. Find more about Whitepages Pro.


People's Choice Award Winner: ThreatMetrix


(L-R) Philipp Bock -- allpago, Lizzie Clitheroe -- ThreatMetrix, Markus Bergthaler -- MRC

ThreatMetrix ID unites online and offline attributes in real time, enabling organizations to establish the true digital identity of their customers. ThreatMetrix ID provides a fully anonymized and unique identifier based on anonymized global shared intelligence from the entire global Digital Identity Network. This identifier is dynamically matched or created based on each individual transaction; the ThreatMetrix ID engine takes care of merging previously disparate digital identifiers in real time.

ThreatMetrix ID offers a confidence score pertaining to the authenticity of a user. The score gives the likelihood of a current event being associated with an identity known to the ThreatMetrix Digital Identity Network.

As winner of the People's Choice Award, ThreatMetrix receives sponsorship rights of the MRC Vegas 2019 Technology Awards. Find more about ThreatMetrix.


Both MRC Technology Award categories, Industry and People's Choice, honor solution providers, card brands and issuers whose creative innovations and advanced technologies have contributed to the commercial and operational success of eCommerce merchants. Find more about the MRC Technology Awards.