Rule Categories

Updated on 29.03.23
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Rule categories act like folders for your rules. Collect rules designed to catch certain types of fraudulent activity or flag specific transaction characteristics. Rule category settings also keep you in control of how a rule category will affect a transactions overall fraud score or final state.


Using rule categories

Rule categories are incredibly flexible and can help you get the best results with SEON. Use them to collect rules created to tackle specific types of fraud, others your team is trialing, or rules tied to a particular promotion, event, or season (e.g., a Black Friday sale).

Find your Rule Categories at the top of the Custom Rules tab of the Scoring Engine. 

You can easily create new rule categories by clicking the Add new category button at the end of the rule category list. Simply name your category in the modal that pops up and click Add.

Click Add on the modal to create a new rule category.

Once your rule category is ready, you can start adding rules. Open the Custom Rules tab and locate all the rules you want to add to the new category. 

You can move multiple rules to the same rule category by using multi-select on the custom rules list. Click the checkbox on the left side of the list next to each item you want to add, choose the Move rules to category option from the dropdown, and select the target category

Move rules to their desired category using multi-select on the rules list.

You can easily view all rules in a category by clicking on a rule category card at the top of the custom rule list. To turn all rules in the category on or off, click the select all checkbox and use the multi-select options that appear at the bottom of the screen.


Rule category settings

Use category settings to finetune how rule categories affect your transactions. Category settings are divided into category scores, category states, and category-specific parameters.

You can open Category Settings by clicking on the dots menu on the right side of the rule category cards in the list view on the Custom Rules tab.

Category scores and states

The category score setting gives you a score based on the rules in the selected category. If you toggle the setting and set a Field name, your API response will include a score based on the category, which will also be reflected on the Admin Panel.

Category scores are included in the overall Fraud score, and will affect the state (ACCEPTED, REVIEW, DECLINE) an affected transaction is set to. 

By enabling category states, you can tell SEON to apply a specific state to a transaction if its category score is above the set thresholds. The category state is returned in your API response and indicated on the SEON Admin Panel. 

Category states will not overwrite the overall transaction state. You can use them to enable further automization on your systems based on the API response.

Setting category scores and category states


Bulk-edit rules

Use the category-specific rule parameters setting to bulk edit rules. SEON will apply the parameters you set on this page to all rules in a category. 

Category-specific rule parameters


Learn more

Visit the pages below to learn more about what you can do with rules in SEON:

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