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Call for Participation in Anti-Fraud Community Group

The Anti-Fraud Community Group has been launched:

The mission of the Anti Fraud Community Group is to identify and define scenarios involving fraud and unwanted traffic, as well as to incubate and develop web features and APIs to address those scenarios while improving user security, privacy, and accessibility. Fraud and unwanted traffic can include web activity perpetrated by botnets, attackers impersonating users, and other activity that intends to harm users or compromise web services.

The group welcomes participation from anti-fraud service providers, common targets of unwanted traffic, browser vendors, web privacy advocates, web application developers, web hosting and cloud service providers, and other interested parties.

The Community Group will discuss issues that server operators and anti-fraud service providers face in this area and ideas for new web features and APIs intended to be implemented in browsers or similar user agents.

In order to join the group, you will need a W3C account. Please note, however, that W3C Membership is not required to join a Community Group.

This is a community initiative. This group was originally proposed on 2021-11-03 by Kaustubha Govind. The following people supported its creation: Kaustubha Govind, Ian Jacobs, Michael Ficarra, Ryuan Choi, Gerhard Oosthuizen. W3C’s hosting of this group does not imply endorsement of the activities.

The group must now choose a chair. Read more about how to get started in a new group and good practice for running a group.

We invite you to share news of this new group in social media and other channels.

If you believe that there is an issue with this group that requires the attention of the W3C staff, please email us at

Thank you,
W3C Community Development Team

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