Articles - 2023

  • Avoid Being Hooked by a Phishing Attack

    posted on Friday, March 24, 2023

    By now, most of us know that a phishing attempt can come in the form of an email, text, direct social media message or even a phone call. But according to the FBI, business email compromise (BEC), also known as email account compromise, is one of the most financially damaging cybercrimes.

  • SHAZAM Chooses Iliad Solutions for Payments Testing

    posted on Thursday, March 23, 2023

    SHAZAM, the member-owned debit network, processor and core provider supporting community banks and credit unions across the U.S., has chosen Iliad Solutions as its payments testing supplier.

  • Steer Clear of Travel Scams

    posted on Monday, March 13, 2023

    Spring break is a popular time to travel. But if a scammer or a shady company is behind the wheel your dream trip may leave you grounded. Learn how to detour around these roadblocks to make sure your trip is smooth sailing.

  • Join Us at the 2023 SHAZAM Forum!

    posted on Friday, March 3, 2023

    The SHAZAM Forum is a premier annual client event designed exclusively for financial institutions. You'll learn about all things payments, fraud and financial technology from industry experts, plus you'll get networking opportunities with peers, be entertained and have lots of fun with SHAZAM staff

  • Gift Cards Are for Giving, Not Making Payments

    posted on Thursday, February 23, 2023

    Gift cards are a popular and convenient way to give someone you care about a gift they can use to buy whatever they want. Scammers know this too and steal money from cards before the intended recipient gets a chance to use it. Here's how to spot their tactics to make sure your gift card is used how you intended it.

  • Social Engineering: How to Spot a Scammer to Avoid Being Tricked

    posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2023

    Social engineering is the act of tricking people to obtain their personal or confidential information. The types of personally identifiable information (PII) criminals want varies. Typically, these bad actors try to trick you and your accountholders into giving them your passwords or financial information. They also want you to unknowingly install malicious software, known as malware, to gain control over your computer.

  • Celebrating National AAP Recognition Day and Welcoming New AAPs

    posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2023

    Today, Feb. 14, 2023, Nacha and the SHAZAM Payments Association honor more than 4,500 Accredited ACH Professionals (AAPs) as part of National AAP Recognition Day. This day highlights the importance of AAP accreditation and celebrates the achievements and contributions of AAPs nationwide.

  • SHAZAM's Case Manager Fraud Portal is Live

    posted on Tuesday, February 7, 2023

    SHAZAM is committed to helping financial institutions fight fraud, and we're continuously working to enhance our fraud protection solutions to offer clients better tools. We're pleased to introduce our new online fraud portal, Case Manager, to financial institution clients.

  • Identity Theft: Be Aware and Prepare

    posted on Monday, January 30, 2023

    Identity theft is the top consumer complaint reported to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over the past several years, and the number of cases continues to grow. The good news is accountholders can help protect themselves by simply being aware of the risk and taking basic precautions.