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SECTION:               PURCHASING CARD
SUBJECT:              MERCHANT CATEGORY CODE (MCC) BLOCKING
PROCEDURE:      ALL CAMPUSES

MERCHANT CATEGORY CODE (MCC) BLOCKING

The University of South Carolina has adopted the State of South Carolina's Blocked Merchant Category Code List with some allowable adjustments. Transactions will be blocked at the point-of-sale level at the types of vendors on the Blocked Merchant Category Code List attached to these procedures.

BLOCKED MERCHANT CATEGORY CODES LISTING

3000 - 3299

Airlines

3351 - 3440

Automobile Rentals

3501 - 3722

Hotels and Motels

4011

Railroads

4111

Local/Suburban Commuter Passenger Transportation, Including Ferries

4112

Passenger Railways

4121

Taxicabs/Limousines

4411

Steamship/Cruise Lines

4511

Airlines, Air Carriers (Not Elsewhere Classified)

4582

Airports, Flying Fields, Airport Terminals

4722

Travel Agencies

4723

TUI Travel

4761

Transportation/Travel-Related Arrangement Services-Mail or Telephone Order (Excluding Travel Agencies)

4784

Toll and Bridge Fees

4789

Transportation Services (Not Elsewhere Classified)

4821

Telegraph Services

4829

Wire Transfer - Money Orders

4900

Utilities - Electric, Gas, Water, Sanitary

5172

Petroleum & Petroleum Products

5271

Mobile Home Dealers

5309

Duty Free Stores

5541

Service Stations (with or without ancillary services)

5542

Automated Fuel Dispensers

5598

Snowmobile Dealers

5681

Furriers & Fur Shops

5812

Eating Places, Restaurants

5813

Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) Bars, Taverns, Cocktail Lounges, Nightclubs, Discotheques

5921

Package Stores - Beer, Wine & Liquor

5933

Pawn Shops

5960

Direct Marketing Insurance Svcs.

5962

Direct Marketing Travel-Related Arrangement Services

5963

Direct Selling Establishments/Door-to-Door Sales

5966

Outbound Telemarketing Merchant

5993

Cigar Stores & Stands

5997

Electric Razor Stores - Sales & Service

6010

Financial Institutions - Manual Cash Disbursements

6011

Financial Institutions - Automated Cash Disbursements

6012

Financial Institutions - Merchandise & Svcs.

6051

Non-Financial Institutions -- Foreign Currency, Money Orders ( not wire transfer), and Travelers Cheques

6211

Security Brokers/Dealers

6300

Insurance Sales & Underwriting

6381

Insurance Premiums

6399

Insurance (Not Elsewhere Classified)

6611

Overpayments

6760

Savings Bonds

7011

Lodging _ Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Central Reservation Svcs., (Not Elsewhere Classified)

7012

Timeshares

7230

Barber & Beauty Shops

7273

Dating & Escort Svcs.

7276

Tax Preparation Service

7277

Counseling Svc - Debt, Marriage, Personal

7278

Buying-Shopping Svcs., Clubs

7280

Hospital Patient Personal Funds Withdrawal Accounts

7295

Baby-sitting Services

7297

Massage Parlors

7298

Health & Beauty Spas

7321

Consumer Credit Reporting Agencies

7349

Cleaning & Maintenance

7361

Employment Agencies, Temporary Help Services

7392

Management, Consulting and Public Relations Services

7393

Detective Agencies, Protective Services, and Security Services, Including Armored Cars and Guard Dogs

7512

Car Rental Agencies (Not Elsewhere Classified)

7519

Motor Home & Recreational Vehicle Rentals

7524

Express Payment Service Merchants - Parking Lots

7542

Car Washes

7833

Express Payment Service Merchants - Motion Picture Theaters

7929

Bands, Orchestras, Entertainers

7995

Betting (Including Lottery Tickets, Casino Gaming Chips, Off-track Betting & Wagers)

7997

Membership Clubs (Sports, Recreation, Athletic), Country Clubs, Private Golf Courses

8011

Doctors

8021

Dentists, Orthodontists

8031

Osteopaths

8041

Chiropractors

8042

Optometrists, Ophthalmologists

8043

Opticians

8044

Optical Goods & Eyeglasses

8049

Chiropodists, Podiatrists

8050

Nursing & Personal Care Facilities

8062

Hospitals

8111

Legal Services, Attorneys

8211

Elementary and Secondary Schools

8241

Correspondence Schools

8244

Business & Secretarial Schools

8249

Vocational & Trade Schools

8299

Schools & Educational Services (Not Elsewhere Classified)

8351

Child Care Services

8398

Charitable & Social Service Organizations

8641

Civic, Social, and Fraternal Associations

8651

Political Organizations

8661

Religious Organizations

8675

Automobile Associations

8931

Accounting, Auditing, and Bookkeeping Services

9211

Court Costs, Including Alimony and Child Support)

9222

Fines

9223

Bail and Bond Payment

9311

Tax Payments

9411

Government Loan Payments

9700

Automated Rental Service

9751

UK Supermarkets - Electronic Hot File (For Regional Use Only)

9752

UK Petrol Stations - Electronic Hot File (For Regional Use Only)

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