Articles - 2024

  • Pig Butchering: An Apparent Mistake That Turns into Mayhem for Accountholders

    posted by Mike Burke on Thursday, June 20, 2024

    Pig butchering is a scam that initially looks innocent. But that first message is the start of a long con game designed to steal large amounts of money from unsuspecting people. SHAZAM Senior Robbery & Crisis Management Consultant Mike Burke explains how the scam works and how to stop it from happening.

  • SHAZAM Makes a $10,000 Donation to Support Tornado Recovery Efforts in Greenfield, Iowa

    posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

    SHAZAM, Inc., a nationwide provider of financial services to community banks and credit unions, announced today it made a $10,000 donation to the Greater Greenfield Community Foundation to support those affected by an EF-4 tornado that tore through Greenfield, Iowa on May 21, 2024.

  • How Fighting Fraud and Customer Service Go Hand in Hand

    posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

    Providing personalized service for accountholders is a staple of community financial institutions. These long-lasting relationships play a vital role in providing local banking services to consumers and businesses. And in the case for SHAZAM's VP, Marketing & Communications, quality customer service help exposed scammers who took over a family member's account.

  • Five Tips to Avoid Storm-Chaser Scams

    posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

    When severe weather strikes, storm-chasing scammers are looking to profit from unsuspecting homeowners. Learn how to spot a scam in our new blog.

  • How Community Financial Institutions are Powering Strong Communities

    posted by Paul Waltz on Thursday, April 18, 2024

    Powering strong communities is a principle our financial institutions live out every day. It's also a fitting theme to capsulate the unwavering commitment from community financial institutions in helping their accountholders achieve financial goals.

  • Market Watch: Understanding Bitcoin Halving and Its Potential Impact

    posted on Thursday, March 28, 2024

    The cryptocurrency market is abuzz with anticipation as another bitcoin halving event approaches. Bitcoin halving occurs approximately once every four years and has historically signaled a significant shift in the cryptocurrency market cycle.

  • Prevent Fraud From Breaking Your Cardholders' Spring Break Plans

    posted by Ryan Dutton on Wednesday, March 13, 2024

    Spring break is often a time for travel. The last thing cardholders want to worry about while they're away is a compromised debit card due to fraud. Here's what our SHAZAM fraud specialists are noticing and what financial institutions can do to protect their cardholders.

  • 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.