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   As electronic banking grows, cyber security has never been more important. We work continuously to ensure that we have the most up-to-date software providing multiple layers of security to all our customers. The risk associated with progress is always great and must be considered at all times. While we are constantly working to protect ourselves and our customers with increasing security measures, you as a customer can play a role in this fight as well. When you are aware of the risks it help to protect yourself from hackers, viruses and malware. 

Internet Devices and Safe Online Banking

The following information provided is for a better understanding of fraud types. Should you feel that you have been a victim of identity theft or any fraud scheme such as phishing, Oritani Bank is here to help.  Contact us today!

Identity theft- The majority of fraudulent cases start with some level of identity theft.  Criminals look for personal identifying information in order to commit a crime or fraud.  Fraudsters can open loans, credit cards, and even bank accounts with the sole purpose to commit a crime in your name.  There are plenty of simple steps you can take to reduce the risk of identity theft;

  • Secure your Social Security number (SSN). Don’t carry your Social Security card in your wallet. Only give out your SSN when absolutely necessary.
  • Store personal information in a safe and secure place.
  • Make sure you have up-to-date security and virus protection software on your various devices.
  • Stop unsolicited credit card offers.
  • Always be aware of who or what entity your are dealing with! Should you find yourself being asked questions that pertain to confidential information and you don't know who the entity is don't answer the question.

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Phishing- One of the most common fraud types that lends itself to all levels of banking is “phishing.”  Fraudsters aim to obtain valuable information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by impersonating something or someone that they are not.   They will often disguise themselves as a trustworthy entity while using scare tactics to retrieve information.  This can come in the form of an Email, a phone call, even text messages!  Click here for more information on "phishing" from the Federal Trade Commission. You can also visit their site at 

Common fraud schemes as outlined by the FBI

Advance Fee Schemes
Credit Card Fraud
Fraud Against Seniors
Investment Fraud

Important Message to all Oritani Customers
Oritani Bank will NEVER request personal financial information via an email. Any pertinent information is delivered as a message through our secured online banking service. Please note that occasionally we may email you regarding your account, to provide you with useful information about our banking services, as well as new product information. Should you have any questions in regards to an email received you can always call your local branch or contact us at 1-888-ORITANI.


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