Melissa Data is a third-party service used by Kount to verify the validity of U.S. billing and shipping postal addresses submitted with transactions. The results of a Melissa Data verification can be seen in the Agent Web Console (AWC) on the Transaction Details page in the Addresses gadget. International addresses are not included in the Melissa Data database, and are therefore not able to be verified by this service.
Melissa Data uses a large number of validation codes to return the specific status of any United States Postal Service (USPS) address checked. A complete list of these codes can be found in the Kount Fraud Control Guide.
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