ID/Fraud Prevention

E-Mail, Your Private Information and Phishing

Your Private Information

Please be advised that First National Bank of Giddings will never send you an email or call you to ask for your personal information. If you receive an email or phone call asking you to provide personal and/or sensitive information, do not click on any link, do not give out any information to the caller and do not send the information. Even if the website, phone call and/or email appear genuine ... Do NOT continue.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 979.542.1200.




Visa Check Card Security Compromises

Check Card Security

From time to time, Visa notifies First National Bank of Giddings of network intrusions that put Visa account numbers at risk. Because one of our goals is to provide the utmost in customer privacy and security, we generally close all affected cards and issue replacements.  If your card is affected by these actions, we thank you for your patience and understanding as we complete this process.




What If You Are A Victim?

ID Theft

If you think you are a victim of an Internet fraud, an Internet scam, or Identity Theft, here are some things you can do:

  • Contact the fraud departments of any one of the three major credit bureaus to check your credit report and place a fraud alert on your credit file.  They are:
  • Close the accounts and/or credit cards that you know or believe have been tampered with or opened fraudulently.
  • File a police report and get a copy of the report. Your creditors and others may require a copy of the report to assist you.
  • File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission and file a complaint. The FTC maintains a database of identity theft cases used by law enforcement agencies.
  • Contact the Social Security Administration if you believe your Social Security Number has been compromised.
  • Review all billing and bank statements for errors and unknown transactions.
  • Document all activity to include everyone you contact and who has contacted you. Make copies of all correspondence sent and received.