SHAZAM Blog

  • Spotting and Avoiding Romance Scams

    posted by Mike Burke on Wednesday, February 7, 2024

    Not everyone is looking for love when online dating. For scammers, they are hoping to swipe right for a payday. Here's how to keep from being broke and heartbroken.

  • The Dangers of Being Polite When It Comes to Keeping Data Secure

    posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2024

    Accountholders trust financial institutions with their personal information. With that comes the responsibility of protecting it from scammers. Here's how to keep it secure.

  • SHAZAM Payments Association Spotlight

    posted on Wednesday, January 3, 2024

    SHAZAM Payments Association is a sponsor of the Center for Payments, a program working to advance the U.S. payment systems through market intelligence and thought leadership.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • How Financial Institutions Can Focus on Financial Literacy This School Year

    posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023

    School is back in session. As students are learning the basics of reading, writing and math, another important subject may be overlooked — financial literacy. Good news is it's never too late for banks or credit unions to start teaching current, and potentially future accountholders, the fundamentals.