Privacy & Security

Online Fraud

Online Fraud

Don’t fall victim to phishing emails or text message scams that appear to come from First National Bank of Giddings. These fraudulent communications may tell you to login at First National Bank of Giddings to update your account, receive an important message, confirm your account information, or call a number not previously given to you to update your card information.

First National Bank of Giddings will never trade or sell your personal information- including email addresses - to anyone. Click here to view our PRIVACY POLICY.

Privacy Policy


Security Best Practices

Security Best Practices
  • Never respond to or click on a link in a suspicious email. Criminals use fraudulent email (known as phishing) that appear legitimate and are designed to place a virus on your computer or deceive you into disclosing confidential information. The emails may include legitimate logos and content from legitimate websites.
  • If you receive an email that warns you that an account will be closed or online access will be terminated unless you reconfirm your information, contact First National Bank of Giddings using a telephone number that you know to be genuine.
  • If you receive a text message that warns you about your card being closed or compromised contact First National Bank of Giddings using a telephone number that you know to be genuine.
  • Use extreme caution when responding to unusual contact via text, email, or telephone.
  • Do not send personal financial information over the internet unless you are sure that you are on a secure website. Do not click a link in an email - go to our website by typing the address in the browser address bar. 
  • Change your online passwords often. 
  • Update your anti-virus and anti-spam software.


Other Helpful Information

Other Security Information

Our Part

  • We use firewall systems and intrusion detection software to prohibit unauthorized access to our systems.
  • We protect the confidentiality of your data by encrypting sensitive information with 128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL). This helps ensure that sensitive information can only be viewed by you and First National Bank of Giddings. 
  • We build information security right into our systems and networks using internationally recognized security standards, regulations, and industry-based best practices.
  • We employ strong authentication controls following guidance provided to us by the Federal Government's banking regulators. 
  • We require our employees to take information security awareness training and to apply this training to their job every day.

Your Part

  • Never share your user name, password, or security questions with anyone, and beware of suspicious e-mails or unsolicited phone calls asking for this information.
  • Your login credentials are the keys you use to access your account information on our system. Do not write down or share your credentials with anyone.
  • Follow the password instructions that are presented when you create a new password. That way no one else will be able to guess your password.
  • When you have been performing any transaction online, make sure that you use the Log Out button when you are finished. Then close your browser completely. This ensures that no one who uses the computer after you can see your information.
  • Install and regularly update anti-virus and anti-spyware software. Perform frequent scans of your computer. Protect your computer with a firewall.