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Payment Card Data Breach at Focus Brands

Thursday, September 19, 2019

It has come to our attention that there has been a merchandising payment system data breach that occurred at several Focus Brands’ restaurants between April and July 2019. This payment breach could impact debit and credit cards used for payment processing while dining at the affected restaurants, including: McAlister’s Deli, Moe’s Southwest Grill, and Schlotzsky’s. Each restaurant has released a statement regarding the incident. The data breach impacts cards issued by many banks and credit unions.
First Merchants Bank strives to prevent fraud and protect our customers and your data. We are here for you. We have already contacted any clients who may have been impacted by this data breach and proactively issued new cards for them. Please notify us immediately if you suspect any unusual activity.
If you believe your First Merchants Debit Card may have been impacted by the Focus Brands’ data breach, please contact your local First Merchants banking center, your business account representative, or Customer Service at 1-800-205-3464. For more information, please read our Security & Fraud Tips.