We're on a mission to make the internet and payments ecosystems safer and more transparent.
An Internet Built on Trust
We envision a commercial internet that makes life better for everyone, where individuals and businesses can make informed decisions based on accurate information about who they are working with and what they’re buying.
That’s why we strive to be the most trusted advisers to inform businesses, governments, and the public about which commercial entities are legitimate, legal, and trustworthy — and which are not.
Experience and Expertise
LegitScript has been leading the charge for a safer, more transparent internet and payments ecosystem for more than 15 years — combining technology and data with a team of experts skilled in monitoring, certification, and investigations.
Our work with the world's leading internet platforms, marketplaces, payments companies, and federal agencies gives us an unparalleled view of the commercial internet. These diverse industry partnerships have helped us develop the world's most robust data sets on problematic merchant activity online, enabling us to stay at the forefront of emerging trends. Our unique technology, data, and expertise helps businesses to evaluate, manage, and mitigate risk.
Reduce the risks associated with acquiring merchants operating in low- and high-risk verticals across the globe and confidently scale your business.
LegitScript helps e-commerce marketplaces detect, monitor, and proactively screen against problematic products and sellers engaged in illicit activity.
LegitScript helps search engines, social media companies, and other online platforms quickly identify and remove problematic ads.
LegitScript’s Onboarding Suite stops problematic content, merchants, advertisements, and product listings before they enter your ecosystem.
Website Change Detection
LegitScript’s Fluxguard solution helps businesses monitor critical changes across websites using AI-powered detection software.
LegitScript Certification helps legitimate pharmacy, healthcare, addiction treatment, and CBD businesses show the highest level of credibility.
Our Solutions Are Backed by Big Data and Analyst Expertise
In addition to our monitoring, certification, and change detection solutions, LegitScript offers:
- Database lookups from the world’s largest database of drugs, supplements, and other healthcare products
- Website verification to help you identify rogue online pharmacies as well as LegitScript-certified pharmaceutical, CBD, and addiction treatment websites
- Investigative reports to help government, law enforcement, and others take action against cybercriminals
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Based in Portland, Oregon, LegitScript was founded in 2007 in response to the proliferation of dangerous counterfeit pharmaceuticals sold on the internet.
Our offerings have grown and changed a lot since then, but we’ve always stayed true to our core beliefs: that the internet should be a safe place to do business, and that bringing this vision to life requires the talent of mission-driven people.
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LegitScript noticed an increase in the sale of fraudulent document services including synthetic identities.
The FDA is seeking to modernize the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act to require more transparency of supplement sellers and manufacturers. Learn how this proposed regulation could impact you.
Sexual enhancement products like Royal Honey are no longer relegated to the shelves of gas stations and corner stores.
As a payments company, you’re good at vetting merchants before you let them into your portfolio. But what happens once they’re inside? That’s where LegitScript comes in. We can help you expand into new geographies, explore new high risk verticals, and grow your business with confidence. Watch the video to learn more.
The benchmarking report highlights several key takeaways that provide a comprehensive understanding of the current state of payments risk and compliance.
Get Your Copy of the Guide The steady march toward a near-universal adoption of digital payments continues unabated, but this growth is not without its challenges. What makes digital payments easier and faster is also what makes it vulnerable to fraud, illicit sales, and other activity that damages brands and invites regulatory and card brand scrutiny.…
As the payments landscape evolves toward faster and more seamless onboarding, businesses are faced with an increasing need to integrate better risk and compliance solutions throughout the lifecycle of their merchants. In this post, we explore what risk and compliance solutions are, and delve into the benefits of LegitScript Merchant Monitoring.
Medical spas are increasingly popular for the variety of services they offer, but they sometimes violate federal laws established to protect consumers. Read further to understand what a med spa is, and how some spas use unapproved drugs to treat their patients.
Nootropics — when used properly — improve cognitive function. What happens when they’re misused by healthy individuals? Read further to understand what nootropic products are, and what makes them problematic. Then, download our comprehensive Nootropics FAQ.
Synthetic Identity Fraud is a blend of genuine and false data bad actors use to gain unauthorized access to financial services like credit, loans, and merchant accounts. Read further to understand the unintended consequences of automation, randomization of social security numbers, and large-scale data breaches. Then, download our 20-page introductory guide on Synthetic Identity Fraud.
Get Your Copy of the FAQ Nootropics comprise a broad class of substances often marketed as memory enhancers that can improve thinking, creativity, learning, alertness, or energy. However, when prescription nootropics are used off-label, or when unapproved substances are used for cognitive enhancement, there is an increased risk of dangerous side effects. LegitScript compiled this…
In LegitScript’s most recent webinar, we took a deep dive into the regulatory history and current landscape of online weapons sales. Read further for a snapshot of the political climate surrounding the proposal to implement a new merchant category code (MCC) for firearms. Then, dive into our three-part Deep Dive Webinar Series.
After more than 15 years of experience working with the world’s largest internet, e-commerce, and payments companies, LegitScript has compiled the best of our collective knowledge in high-risk products, services, and content with The Online Risk Management Handbook. Get a copy today.
Visa’s compliance program addressing the reputational risk and potential brand damage associated with acquiring merchants in high-risk verticals or industries, the Visa Global Brand Protection Program (GBPP), is being replaced by the Visa Integrity Risk Program (VIRP).
The Visa Integrity Risk Program (VIRP) Essential Questions and Answers On-Demand Webinar The new Visa Integrity Risk Program (VIRP) replaced what was previously the Visa Global Brand Protection Program (GBPP). This new program updates and enhances the framework to support Visa’s and Acquirers’ shared objective of protecting the Visa Payment System from illegal activity. There…
LegitScript’s Associate General Counsel, Gerard Olson, dives deep into the regulatory landscape of vaping and tobacco in our Deep Dive Webinar Series. Read this recap of the webinar to understand who regulates tobacco and vaping products, and what it takes to get a tobacco product to market. Then, watch the full webinar at the button below.