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Mike Burke

Sr. Robbery and Crisis Management Consultant

Mike Burke is a veteran law enforcement professional with experience in criminal justice instruction, homeland security and fraud investigation. He guides SHAZAM clients to enhance their security measures and ensure regulatory compliance.


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  • 2-part series: If you pay, they will continue to prey. Part 2

    posted by Mike Burke on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

    Currently, there are a few popular scams targeting and bilking the elderly out of significant amounts of money. This is a two-part series on elder fraud. Part 2 today highlights timeshare resale fraud. Last week, Part 1 addressed the old and reincarnated Publishers Clearing House scam. Feel free to repurpose this information to help keep your accountholders safe. If you haven't already, subscribe to our blog for timely and insightful articles of interest.

  • 2-part series: If you pay, they will continue to prey. Part 1

    posted by Mike Burke on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

    Currently, there are a few popular scams targeting and bilking the elderly out of significant amounts of money. This is a two-part series on elder fraud. Part 1 today addresses the old and reincarnated Publishers Clearing House scam, and next week Part 2 will speak to timeshare fraud. Feel free to repurpose this information to help keep your accountholders safe. Stay tuned!

  • Be alert this Labor Day weekend

    posted by Mike Burke on Wednesday, September 2, 2020

    It's a holiday weekend. People may be out and about more than usual, even with the pandemic slowing us all down. This means increased ATM activity. The bad guys are sure to be out and about, too, looking for ways to steal from you and your accountholders. Let me share some things to be aware of, and some ideas to help your team on the front lines.

  • Fraudulent U.S. Postal Service money orders used in latest hot scam

    posted by Mike Burke on Monday, July 20, 2020

    Times are tough right now. People are online looking for employment and other opportunities to make some extra money. Well aware of this, fraudsters are employing the secret shopper scam, which sometimes uses fraudulent U.S. Postal Service money orders, to bilk untold amounts of money from unsuspecting victims.

  • Defusing potentially hostile accountholder situations

    posted by Mike Burke on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

    We all dread dealing with angry or difficult people in our lobby or drive-up. By nature, we want harmony in our daily connections, so it's easy to get flustered or upset when confronted by an irate person. If you don't know how to respond, you can easily make the situation worse.

  • Local security considerations during the global pandemic

    posted by Mike Burke on Wednesday, May 27, 2020

    Mike Burke, SHAZAM's crisis management and robbery consultant, offers considerations as you weigh the risks and benefits of reopening your business. The good news is most are likely already in your safety and security protocols.

  • ATM cash replenishment should NOT be routine

    posted by Mike Burke on Tuesday, April 28, 2020

    Robbery is a crime of opportunity. With most financial institution branches closed to walk-in traffic due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the opportunity for crime has greatly diminished. However, this has not stopped robberies from taking place, and the new focus is on ATM replenishment.

  • Don't let fear open the door to fraud

    posted by Mike Burke on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    Fraudsters take advantage of people when they are most vulnerable. Sensing fearfulness during the COVID-19 crisis, it's no surprise fraudsters are out in full force. We need to be more diligent than ever; communication and awareness are key.

  • 3 ways we're fighting fraud

    posted by Mike Burke on Wednesday, May 29, 2019

    Fighting fraud requires a multi-faceted effort and it takes everyone working together to protect users from fraud and the theft of personal information.

  • May 15 is National Senior Fraud Awareness Day

    posted by Mike Burke on Tuesday, May 14, 2019

    May 15 has been designated as National Senior Fraud Awareness Day to raise awareness of the increasing fraudulent activities targeted at U.S. citizens, especially those who are 65 or older.