ClearSale Executive Vice President Appointed to Merchant Risk Council Regional Advisory Board

Rafael Lourenco seated on newly created LATAM board of influential fraud industry association 


MIAMI, FL (July 26, 2023) -- Global business intelligence and risk prevention provider, ClearSale (, has announced the appointment of Executive Vice President Rafael Lourenco to the inaugural LATAM Regional Advisory Board of the Merchant Risk Council ( In this appointment, Mr. Lourenco joins ecommerce fraud and risk leaders from such organizations as Adidas, Lenovo, Netflix, and FarFetch, among others.

Bringing together global merchants, solutions providers, and law enforcement agencies, the Merchant Risk Council (MRC) strives to share current and emerging ecommerce fraud prevention strategies with a global audience of professionals. The MRC’s Global Board of Directors oversees legal and ethical standards, while the Regional Advisory Boards bring local industry knowledge and perspectives, leadership, and experience to the organization. MRC previously created regional boards in North America and Europe, adding the APAC region in 2021. The LATAM regional board’s addition this July comes as 27 new board members were seated across the global and regional boards.

According to Statista, Latin America is home to more than 300 million digital buyers, with online sales from the region in 2022 estimated at nearly $168 billion U.S. dollars. Helming a Brazilian-based fraud and risk prevention organization with a worldwide fraud prevention team and customer base, Rafael adds an understanding of the Latin American market in the context of the global ecommerce space. 

“I’m supremely honored to be seated on the MRC’s first Latin American Regional Advisory Board,” said Rafael. “Ecommerce risk management and prevention is changing rapidly, and it is crucial that experienced fraud professionals come together to explore, share, and advise on the trends being seen locally and around the world. This collaboration and knowledge will help MRC members and other ecommerce merchants identify risk and prevent fraud losses more quickly and effectively.”

“Each of these new Board members will add tremendous value to the organization and bring expertise unique to their region on compliance and fraud techniques,” said Julie Fergerson, Merchant Risk Council CEO. “Our board members are an integral part of the organization as their ideas, direction, and contributions provide guidance and support to the MRC.”

You can read the Merchant Risk Council’s Board announcement on their website. To learn more about ClearSale’s offerings, visit:

About ClearSale

ClearSale (B3: CLSA3) offers the most complete ecommerce fraud protection, combining cutting-edge statistical technology with the world’s largest team of specialized fraud analysts for a balanced, comprehensive, real-world approach. Trusted by over 6,000 customers worldwide and touting a 99% retention rate, ClearSale is the first company to offer chargeback guarantees and the largest company focused on global card-not-present fraud prevention. ClearSale helps businesses prevent fraudulent chargebacks without interfering with the online shopping experience. As a result, clients can sell more, safely, even in dynamic or challenging international markets. Visit Clear.Sale for more information, follow on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter @ClearSaleUS, and subscribe to ClearSale’s podcast Gateway to Ecommerce.


Bonnie Moss

Moss Networks



Rafael Lourenco, EVP at ClearSale & MRC LATAM Regional Advisory Board Member