BCB Community Bank will never ask you to update your account information via email, mobile messaging or telephone contact. Should you receive an email with this type of request consider it fraud. DO NOT RESPOND to it and IMMEDIATELY DELETE it from your inbox. We will never initiate a call to you and ask you to provide personal or financial information over the phone. Additionally, we will not send mobile messages requesting customers to update their financial or personal information. If you mistakenly respond to a fraudulent email, mobile message or phone call, please contact us immediately at (201) 823-0700, or click here for after business hours to report any fraudulent activity.
BCB Community Bank values its Customers and their financial well-being. We want to provide key information to help our customers become aware of important alerts. (i.e. fraud incidents) or information about new rules and regulations that may affect you.
At BCB Community Bank we would like to get you up to speed on the newest and best ways to protect yourself online.
The following is a checklist of online banking tips that will help you keep your
financial and personal information safe and secure.
Set your anti-virus and anti-spyware software to daily auto-update.
Use an Internet firewall (hardware or software).
Don't click pop-ups and never download e-mail files from unknown senders or websites you don't trust.
Use the BCB Secure e-mail portal (see left) when you send identifiable personal or financial information to BCB.
When making online transactions, be sure the web address begins with https-not just http (the "s" stands for secure). Also, look for a key or padlock icon in your browser window.
Upgrade your Internet browser often. The newer internet browsers support advanced security features and will have phishing site detection and extended security certificates - which will turn the address bar GREEN.
Don't go to other sites while you're visiting a secure banking site; finish banking, sign out/logout and close your browser before you move on.
Never use computers to do online banking at a place that provides internet access to the public.
Please use the links provided on this page to learn more:
is a way to lure you into entering your personal details on a fake website that looks exactly like the legitimate one. Phishing tries to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card information by pretending to be a trustworthy site. This is usually carried out by fake emails or text messaging. Please be aware that BCB Community bank will never initiate an email or text message asking you to provide personal or financial information. If you mistakenly respond to a fraudulent email, mobile message or phone call, please contact us immediately at (201) 823-0700.
Example below: A recent phishing example sent to a customer imitating BCB Community Bank communication
is a way for criminals to access your ATM accounts by placing a fake card reader or fake keypad over the existing machine. When you insert your card into the ATM, criminals can obtain your information and can create a counterfeit card with your information. If the ATM looks unusual or looks like it has been tampered with please refrain from using it.
is a crime in which a criminal obtains pieces of personal information, such as Social Security or driver's license numbers, in order to pose as someone else. The information can be used to obtain credit, merchandise, and services using the victims' name. Identity theft can also provide false credentials for immigration or other applications. One of the biggest problems with identity theft is that very often the crimes committed by the criminal are often credited to the victim. For more information on Identity theft and what to do if you're a victim of identity theft please click here.
is when a website secretly replaces an existing tab that is open with a fake one. The user is duped into to signing back on to the website that they think has timed out. Once the person has entered the information the tab then redirects you back to the original tab. In other words, the web page never timed out, a suspicious site was opened in some other tab and secretly changed its content to become a 'look-a-like' of the tab site you were on. Once you put in your information again and press enter you have given the suspicious site your information. You can prevent Tab Nabbing by playing it safe. If you see that a site has timed out or is requesting you reenter your information it is best to type in the URL of the site again to ensure that you are on the legitimate site.