Scam Alert: ‘Locked’ First Data Account

Scam Alert: ‘Locked’ First Data Account


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First Data security teams reported receiving calls from merchants questioning the validity of automated calls from First Data stating their merchant account has been locked. The automated call asks for a Merchant ID and Terminal ID to unlock the account. Incident Management further investigated and determined that this is NOT a First Data automated call but a potential phishing scam.

If you receive an automated call of this nature, please hang up and report the incident to your merchant services provider.


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