Application of Hidden Markov Model in Credit Card Fraud Detection
In modern retail market environment, electronic commerce has rapidly gained a lot of attention and also provides instantaneous transactions. In electronic commerce, credit card has become the most important means of payment due to fast development in information technology around the world. As the usage of credit card increases in the last decade, rate of fraudulent practices is also increasing every year. Existing fraud detection system may not be so much capable to reduce fraud transaction rate. Improvement in fraud detection practices has become essential to maintain existence of payment system. In this paper, the authors show how Hidden Markov Model (HMM) is used to detect credit card fraud transaction with low false alarm.