Articles - 2023

  • The Qualms of QR Codes

    posted by Mike Burke on Wednesday, December 20, 2023

    Quick-response, or QR codes, are used every day by consumers to view menus at restaurants, pay for parking or get into a concert or sporting event. QR codes offer a measure of convenience for customers and help companies conduct business. But where the money goes, fraudsters will follow. And fake QR codes give bad actors a way to steal consumers' personal information.

  • Protect Your ATMs From Top Hat Attacks

    posted by Mike Burke on Thursday, December 14, 2023

    Recently, we've seen an uptick in top hat attacks, where persistent fraudsters work to gain access to the upper enclosure (top hat) of ATMs. Read our newest blog to learn more.

  • Debunking FedNow Service Misconceptions

    posted by Dan Kramer on Thursday, November 30, 2023

    Dan Kramer, Executive Vice President, Government and Community Affairs, shares some misconceptions about FedNow® Service.

  • Be a Fraud Fighter for your Financial Institution

    posted by Ryan Dutton on Wednesday, November 15, 2023

    As we wrap up International Fraud Awareness Week, fraud continues to be a major pain point for financial institutions. Here's what our SHAZAM fraud specialists are noticing and what financial institutions can do to protect their cardholders.

  • OmniWire and SHAZAM Unite to Bring Lightning-Fast Innovation to the Market

    posted on Monday, November 13, 2023

    Access a new frontier of secure finance solutions pioneered by OmniWire, while standing on the shoulders of giants with SHAZAM's robust network of traditional banks and credit unions.

  • SHAZAM Named 2023 Principal Large Iowa Technology Company of the Year

    posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023

    SHAZAM, Inc., a nationwide provider of financial services to banks and credit unions, was recognized as 2023 Principal® Large Iowa Technology Company of the Year in the Technology Association of Iowa's 18th annual Prometheus Awards.

  • Beware of Social Media Phishing and Impersonation Scams

    posted on Wednesday, October 18, 2023

    October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and it's a good reminder to brush up on the basics and learn about new threats. Recently, there have been reports of fraudsters using social media messaging platforms to carry out phishing and impersonation scams.

  • SHAZAM Welcomes Hawaii First Federal Credit Union as New Debit Card Client

    posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2023

    SHAZAM is pleased to announce Hawaii First Federal Credit Union selected SHAZAM as their new debit card provider. Hawaii First Federal Credit Union is the third Hawaii credit union to choose SHAZAM as its debit card partner.

  • Six Ways to Gauge Your Core's Performance

    posted on Monday, October 9, 2023

    Your core is a major investment for your financial institution. A strong core helps your financial institution compete. If your core no longer keeps up with your bank's needs, here are six things to consider to help you run with the big dogs.

  • SHAZAM Clients Among First in the U.S. To Implement FedNow Service

    posted on Monday, September 18, 2023

    SHAZAM, Inc., a nationwide provider of financial services to banks and credit unions, is pleased to announce that First Bank (Clewiston, FL), Wells River Savings Bank (Newbury, VT) and Westside State Bank (Westside, IA) are among the first financial institutions in the U.S. to implement the Federal Reserve's new instant payments offering, the FedNow® Service.