The MasterCard Developer Zone opens up MasterCard's financial and data services allowing developers to create applications that interact with MasterCard's global network.
The Lost-Stolen Account List API helps users manage their risk by providing a list of lost/stolen account numbers. This lets ecommerce providers to validate accounts against known accounts that have been reported as lost or stolen. The API returns account status along with a reason for an account being listed. It uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in XML.
DataCash, global payments services provider, has announced that its fraud management solution (GateKeeper 2.0) will be the first of its kind to integrate MasterCard's Lost-Stolen Account List API. The MasterCard API cross-references over 30 million lost and stolen cards globally. The integration will empower merchants with greater fraud detection capabilities and lessen the potential to reject legitimate customers.