Fraud Posse Ranks No. 196 on the 2015 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 2,131%

Aug 14, 2015, 12:14 ET from Fraud Posse

NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. magazine today ranked Fraud Posse No. 196 on its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America's independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino's Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000.

"We have seen an unprecedented explosion in the digital media space that has also impacted the demand for our services," said Dave Stafford, CEO of Fraud Posse. "This ranking is an honor and speaks to the fact that we are protecting more companies from fraud today than ever before."

As technology evolves, companies have greater opportunity to connect with consumers, but this also opens the door for unscrupulous lead generation ad practices. Fraud Posse was born out of a need to protect Stafford's own business when he experienced click-to-call fraud firsthand in the insurance industry.

Working with developers to build proprietary software to root out bad leads, Stafford quickly determined that the software could be implemented across industries that rely heavily on qualified digital leads and in-bound calls, including mortgages, insurance, credit cards and health care.

"The story of this year's Inc. 5000 is the story of great leadership. In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top," says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. "You have to remember that the average company on the Inc. 5000 grew nearly six-fold since 2012. Business owners don't achieve that kind of success by accident."

"We're committed to developing the most cutting-edge solutions to identify outlaw marketers, ensuring companies, and ultimately consumers, are fully protected against fraud," said Stafford.

The 2015 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 18 to September 22) is the most competitive crop in the list's history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 490%. The Inc. 5000's aggregate revenue is $205 billion, generating 647,000 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 21 through 23, 2015 in Orlando. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as Marcus Lemonis, host of the CNBC show "The Profit," Robert Herjavec, one of the main "sharks" on ABC-TV's "Shark Tank," KIND Founder and CEO Daniel Lubetzky, and Co-Founder of JJ Ramberg.

About Fraud Posse

Fraud Posse, the only proactive compliance and rules enforcement platform for calls, detects fraudulent advertising in the mobile click-to-call ad space. Fraud Posse monitors and scores publisher performance to ensure quality lead generation. The patent-pending technology also ensures that publishers are not bidding on prohibited keywords or using prohibited language in their click-to-call mobile search campaigns.

The technology monitors multiple platforms, including SMS texting and robo-dialing activities, and matches the activity to the responsible publisher. For more information, visit

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The 2015 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2011 to 2014. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2011. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies--as of December 31, 2014. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2011 is $100,000; the minimum for 2014 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at   

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