Yes. There are specific categories of merchants that are blocked per Merchant Category Codes (MCC) for kids.
Purchases in the following categories are blocked based on MCC provided by Merchant*:
- Money transfers
- Bars, liquor stores, and drinking places
- Cigar stores and stands
- Lotteries, including government-owned
- Gambling, racing & casinos
- Dating & Escort Services
In addition, parents may block travel purchases, including airline tickets, car rentals, hotels, and motels.
if the card is blocked, all purchases will be declined.
*We block purchases of the above merchant categories where the MCC used by the merchant reflects any of the listed categories. However, if a different or incorrect MCC is used, Family Money may not block the purchase.
Spend Cards may not be used for any purpose prohibited by applicable law or that would exceed the transaction limits set forth in the MCB Cardholder Agreement. Parents may place certain additional limitations on kids’ use of the Cards through the App.