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Northfield Security Advisor Newsletter
Phishing and Vishing Awareness
Fraudulent e-mails appearing to be from reputable companies and businesses or government agencies are still on the rise. The Internet scam known as "phishing" is an attempt to obtain your personal financial information. In a phishing scam, you may be warned of a serious problem that requires immediate attention or be redirected to a phony website site that looks exactly like the real thing.
Likewise, in another scam known as “vishing,” crooks use the comfort of your telephone to claim to be with a legitimate financial institution or other entity. These thieves ask consumers to “re-activate” their online banking account, or “verify” or re-submit” personal information.
How to protect yourself from online and telephone fraud
Northfield does not send emails or make telephone calls soliciting customers or requesting personal information. If you receive an email appearing to be from Northfield Bank asking for personal information, please contact us immediately at (718)-448-1000 or at abuse@eNorthfield.com.
Online Banking Safeguards
When using Online Banking, you can easily verify this site's identity and security by looking for the green website address bar and our site provider's name (Fiserv, Inc.) when logging into your accounts online.