Articles For Tag "fraud"

  • 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.

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

    posted by Mike Burke on Wednesday, August 11, 2021

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

  • Synthetic identity fraud is the fastest growing financial crime in the United States

    posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2021

    Where money is in motion, there are those looking to steal it. While fraud isn't new, the perpetrators' techniques are constantly evolving to take advantage of the current environment. Today's fastest growing crime, synthetic identity fraud, can be the hardest type of fraud to detect.

  • Community financial institutions play critical role in recognizing financial elder abuse fraud

    posted by Mike Burke on Wednesday, June 9, 2021

    June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Help spread the word about how to keep elders safe by sharing this information with your staff, accountholders and community.

  • As you take a vacation, remember that criminals don't take time off. Secure your data.

    posted by Ryan Dutton on Wednesday, May 26, 2021

    As COVID restrictions ease, many people are planning Memorial Day and other summer vacations. Guess who's not taking a vacation, but instead looking to ruin yours by scamming you out of money? Criminals!

  • SHAZAM's taking the fight to the fraudsters in 3 ways

    posted by Mike Burke on Wednesday, May 19, 2021

    Fraud is a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States. I say industry because that's what it is. The size and scale of the organizations behind fraud demand a comprehensive response. While the technologies to fight fraud continue to improve, so do the tactics fraudsters use. It's an ongoing battle — that's why at SHAZAM we've taken a more holistic, broader approach to fighting fraud.

  • Weakest link to strongest link: password to passphrase

    posted by Sam Woods on Wednesday, April 28, 2021

    Data breaches stemming from weak passwords continue to rise. SHAZAM's cybersecurity consultant recommends using a passphrase instead of a password to increase your online security. Let us help you better understand how it works.

  • SHAZAM says aloha to Lanai Federal Credit Union

    posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

    Lanai Federal Credit Union, Lanai City, Hawaii, has chosen SHAZAM to implement the credit union's debit card program. While this partnership is SHAZAM's first in Hawaii, it's one of many relationships built with integrity and commitment.