CyberSource's $2bn acquisition by credit card company Visa scuppers initial plans to join Threatmetrix's investor list.

Threatmetrix, a US-based online fraud prevention service, has reportedly rejected a strategic investment from its payment processing partner, CyberSource.

In an interview with news provider VentureWire, Reed Taussig, chief executive of Threatmetrix, said it had rejected the investment offer from CyberSource as it was about to be acquired by credit card company Visa for $2bn in April when the $12m round was being closed.

However, in the interview Taussig said a "Visa relationship is possible and probable. Certainly, we’re working…

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