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Debit card scam reported

October 7, 2013

    Officials from First Merchants Bank on Friday announced a higher than usual amount of reports from customers and non-cusotmers receiving suspicious phone calls from an automated system asking customers to enter debit card information.
    The caller identifies themselves as a representative of the bank and states there is an issue with the customer's debit card and asks the individual to enter his or her debit card number and expiration date.
    FMB Market President Dean Fuelling stated the bank would never make unsolicited calls asking for confidential information and instructs anyone receiving such a call to hang up immediately.
    "Never give your account information to unsolicited requests," he said. "Simply hang up or delete the text of email."
    Contact FMB customer service at 1-800-205-3464 if there are any concerns regarding your account or the Master card number on the back of the card to have the card canceled.

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