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Mike Burke

Sr. Robbery and Crisis Management Consultant

Mike Burke is a veteran law enforcement professional with experience in criminal justice instruction, homeland security and fraud investigation. He guides SHAZAM clients to enhance their security measures and ensure regulatory compliance.


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  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    posted by Mike Burke on Thursday, August 5, 2021

    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, we'll look at common scams college students face and how to protect them from falling victim once they get to school.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Drug Enforcement Agency imposters use threats to steal identities and money

    posted by Mike Burke on Wednesday, March 10, 2021

    You receive a call from a DEA agent saying a car rented in your name was stopped at the border and it contains a large quantity of drugs. As your thoughts swirl, you're threatened with arrest unless you pay a fine to assist with the investigation. How can that be? Truth is, it's a current widespread fraud scheme that's proven to be lucrative to the telephone scammers using it.

  • Gift cards are for GIFTS, not payments

    posted by Mike Burke on Wednesday, January 13, 2021

    Holiday gift giving may be over, but scammers demanding gift cards as payment to keep fictitious trouble at bay remains very steady. This lucrative con involves fraudsters contacting victims with a made-up situation requiring payment by gift card to keep them or a loved one out of danger or being arrested. They claim to be from the IRS, a local sheriff's office and even technology support companies. And they don't want the physical card, just the numeric code or bar code associated with the card

  • ATM smash and grab prevention tips

    posted by Mike Burke on Thursday, December 17, 2020

    What do ATMs and construction equipment have in common? Unfortunately, a little too much lately. Local, state and federal law enforcement has made SHAZAM aware of ATM thefts occurring across the U.S. The culprits are using construction equipment to rip out ATMs from drive-through or remote ATM locations.