Articles For Tag "fraud"

  • Six Tips to Avoid Mail-Related Check Fraud

    posted by Mike Burke on Monday, April 17, 2023

    Recently, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued an alert to financial institutions about a nationwide surge in check fraud schemes targeting the U.S. mail. In fact, last year, reports of mail-related check fraud nearly doubled the number of filings in 2021.

  • Avoid IRS Imposters This Tax Season

    posted on Tuesday, April 4, 2023

    The tax filing deadline is quickly approaching, which can be a stressful time for those trying to make the cutoff. Unfortunately, scammers want to add even more anxiety to this frantic season. You can keep the scammers away from your refund and personal information by following some simple best practices.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • As you head out for the long weekend, remember that criminals don't take time off. Secure your data.

    posted by Ryan Dutton on Wednesday, May 25, 2022

    With much anticipation of fun in the sun and possibly a mini-vacation over the Memorial Day weekend, we're all ready to relax, right? Well, unfortunately, not all of us! Criminals never take time off.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Merchant fraud: protecting your business against malware

    posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2021

    Fraud is a situation no one likes, yet we all realize it is part of the world we live in. It is up to us, merchants, financial institutions and networks to lead with integrity as partners, to implement required security services and fraud prevention measures so the consumers we all serve may enjoy safe, secure and delightful shopping experiences. We hope the information and ideas in this blog may help in your risk and security management.