Phishing Phone Call Alert

March 20, 2012
There are reports that fraudulent phone calls are being made by criminals that are recordings purporting to be from First Merchants. This is a common phone phishing scam that the criminals use in which the pose as a financial institution. The phone call is normally a recording that directs the recipient to press a number (usually 1) and provide information regarding their debit cards and potentially other information.
Be aware that this is fraudulent. No financial institution is going to make an unsolicited phone call requesting your confidential information. If you receive one, hang up the phone. If they have received the call and provided your card information or any other account information, contact Customer Service at your financial institution so the appropriate steps can be taken to protect your accounts.