Articles For Tag "fraud"

  • Beware of package pending spam text messages. Scammers are sneakier than ever!

    posted by Mike Burke on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

    Fraudsters are at it again with a new “package pending” text message scam that aims to steal your identity, empty your bank account or install malware on your phone. The text claims a package is waiting for you to pick up and offers a link to click for more information. Warn your cardholders not to fall for it. Let us tell you why.

  • 2-part series: If you pay, they will continue to prey. Part 2

    posted by Mike Burke on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

    Currently, there are a few popular scams targeting and bilking the elderly out of significant amounts of money. This is a two-part series on elder fraud. Part 2 today highlights timeshare resale fraud. Last week, Part 1 addressed the old and reincarnated Publishers Clearing House scam. Feel free to repurpose this information to help keep your accountholders safe. If you haven't already, subscribe to our blog for timely and insightful articles of interest.

  • 2-part series: If you pay, they will continue to prey. Part 1

    posted by Mike Burke on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

    Currently, there are a few popular scams targeting and bilking the elderly out of significant amounts of money. This is a two-part series on elder fraud. Part 1 today addresses the old and reincarnated Publishers Clearing House scam, and next week Part 2 will speak to timeshare fraud. Feel free to repurpose this information to help keep your accountholders safe. Stay tuned!

  • Fighting fraud: an inside-out approach

    posted by Liz Little on Wednesday, July 29, 2020

    Fraud continues to be a major risk and a serious pain point for financial institutions. It's a dark, relentless and multibillion-dollar industry in the U.S., threatening your cardholders and you. An ongoing battle, it's one we must fight on several fronts. SHAZAM advocates a holistic and layered approach to fighting fraud.

  • Fraudulent U.S. Postal Service money orders used in latest hot scam

    posted by Mike Burke on Monday, July 20, 2020

    Times are tough right now. People are online looking for employment and other opportunities to make some extra money. Well aware of this, fraudsters are employing the secret shopper scam, which sometimes uses fraudulent U.S. Postal Service money orders, to bilk untold amounts of money from unsuspecting victims.

  • Emerging from the COVID-19 crisis, how to help keep account holders safe

    posted by Ben Hayden on Wednesday, June 10, 2020

    As our economy reopens and we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, fraudsters are still out there attempting to victimize vulnerable people. Remind your cardholders not to let their guard down as things return to a more normal setting. The Federal Trade Commission offers information on how to avoid coronavirus scams.

  • It's official: Your cardholders can now use the Brella™ app and web portal

    posted by Cindy Smith on Wednesday, May 6, 2020

    SHAZAM BOLT$ officially relaunched as Brella™ on May 5. The app offers protection for debit cards with real-time alerts and blocks. Like an umbrella, Brella will be there to protect and shield cardholders.

  • Promote security awareness to keep company data safe

    posted by Ben Hayden on Wednesday, April 22, 2020

    In this time of social distancing, with remote work a necessity, there's a good chance employees are using their company computer or smartphone to buy groceries and other goods online. These actions could put your institution at risk.

  • Coming soon: SHAZAM BOLT$ mobile app name change to Brella

    posted by Cindy Smith on Wednesday, April 8, 2020

    Cardholder safety is everyone's priority. Our app offers protection for debit cards with real-time alerts and blocks. And, as the potential for fraud evolves in new ways during these unprecedented times, this is another way to help keep your cardholders safe.

  • Solid business practices best defense against cybersecurity challenges

    posted by Ben Hayden on Thursday, February 20, 2020

    Cyberattacks originating from unfriendly foreign nations are in the news, and they're certainly troubling. Your team members are on the front line of this battle. The good news is you're probably ready.