SHAZAM Blog

  • Class is back in session. Lesson 2: dangers of social media scams

    posted by Mike Burke on Monday, January 17, 2022

    Every student heading back to school has a smartphone in their pocket, using it to communicate, socialize and relax. However, an increasing number of scammers are out there right now targeting unsuspecting college students. This is the second part of our two-part blog series highlighting scams targeting college students. Help us keep them safe by sharing this information.

  • Class is back in session. Lesson 1: how to protect college students from scams.

    posted by Mike Burke on Wednesday, January 5, 2022

    Learning life lessons at an early age is good, except when your bank account gets drained by a scammer and you learn the hard way. In this two-part blog series, previously shared in August 2021, we'll look at common scams college students may face as they return to school from winter break. Help us protect them by sharing this information.

  • On the twelfth day of Christmas the fraudster said to me, “Your grandchild is in jail”.

    posted by Mike Burke on Monday, December 20, 2021

    From coast to coast, the grandparent scam of “your grandchild is in jail and needs bond money” has been around for years. Since 2008, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has been receiving reports of this criminal activity, but now the stakes are even higher and more dangerous.

  • SHAZAM announces new CardCreate debit card personalization service

    posted on Wednesday, December 8, 2021

    SHAZAM is excited to offer CardCreate™, a new card personalization service available to SHAZAM's community bank and credit union clientele. CardCreate streamlines debit card ordering and eliminates the need for clients to manage and maintain card stock while giving more design choices and greater flexibility in card production.

  • Beware! The Grinch may be disguised as a QR code this season.

    posted on Tuesday, November 23, 2021

    Whether you're out and about holiday shopping or shopping online, be mindful to keep your personally identifiable information (PII) safe. Scammers know this is the perfect opportunity to be a Grinch and steal the holiday cheer of unsuspecting shoppers -- while cashing in big-time.

  • SHAZAM endorsed by Hawaii Credit Union League

    posted on Wednesday, November 17, 2021

    As part of a five-year agreement, the Hawaii Credit Union League (HCUL) has endorsed SHAZAM for debit and network processing and ATM network and processing.

  • SHAZAM partnership expands access to Minnesota community bankers training center

    posted on Tuesday, November 9, 2021

    SHAZAM is pleased to announce a partnership with the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota (ICBM) to create the SHAZAM Education Center within ICBM's headquarters in Bloomington, Minnesota.

  • The dark web is an unsafe cybercrime playground. Keep out!

    posted on Tuesday, October 26, 2021

    As we close out Cybersecurity Awareness Month,  let us offer some insight into the mystery of the dark web. We've all heard the term dark web, but what is it really and how is it used for cybercrime and fraud? Let us explain.

  • October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Let's talk about social media safety.

    posted on Wednesday, October 6, 2021

    This week kicks off Cybersecurity Awareness Month, recognizing the importance of how much our daily lives depend on the internet and the security of data. Look for us to pass along some information to keep your business, staff, accountholders, family and friends safe from fraudsters.

  • The SHAZAM membership advantage: our members, not shareholder profits.

    posted by Paul Waltz on Wednesday, September 29, 2021

    We've all been told membership has its advantages, and at SHAZAM it really does. As the nation's only independent, member-owned and controlled financial services provider, that makes us different. Let me tell you how and then you'll understand why your financial institution should consider membership at SHAZAM.