How to Block Your Bank ATM card Instantly if stolen
It’s no longer new that many people lose their life savings because their ATM card was stolen and used to withdraw their money before they could have gone to the Bank to block the card.
You can imagine if it’s on a weekend when Bans are not on operation, it means the person has to wait until Monday before he/she can go to the bank. In this article, we will be walking through what to block your stolen ATM card instantly.
What is ATM Card
ATM Card is a payment smart card issued by banks which enables cardholders to make transactions with Automated Teller Machines (ATMs), Point Of Sale (POS), and online. This means, if a criminal gets access to your ATM card, they can cart away your money.
Every ATM card carries security information such as a 16-digit unique card number, expiry date, card owner’s name, and a 3-digit authorization code i.e. CVVC or CVV. If a criminal gets access to that security information, they can also cart away your money even without knowing your transaction 4-digit PIN.
So, if your ATM card is stolen, forcibly taken, or you think the security information has been compromised, you can block the card by dialing a shortcode on your phone.
Use This Simple USSD code to block your ATM card Instantly
Instead of visiting your bank, you can simply stop withdrawals on your bank account by dialing this USSD code * 966 * 911 # on your mobile phone.
Immediately you dial the code, you will be asked to enter your bank account number.
After entering your bank account number, click “SEND”. The debit transactions on your bank account will be stopped instantly. So, whenever you suspect any fishy thing in your account, use the code to stop debit transactions from your bank account.
Kindly Note: You can afterward visit your bank to reactivate debit transactions on your account. And then ask your bank to permanently block your ATM card. No more stealing from your bank account.
How To Block First Bank ATM Card With Code
Yes, it’s very simple to block your First Bank ATM card which is known as Verve (Interswitch) without going to the Bank and filling all this annoying form and others.
To Block your First Bank ATM card is simple. Pick up your phone and make sure the SIM you registered with First Bank is the one on the phone and send “BLOCK” to 30012. Within 24 hours your ATM card will be blocked and you can’t withdraw or make payment with it again.
Now you need to visit any First Bank branch and apply for a new ATM card.
How To Block Zenith Bank ATM Card
To block your Zenith Bank ATM card you need to download their mobile app…
Log in to the app
Click on the menu bar and select Cards and Cheques.
Select Deactivate Card under Type and enter a reason.
Now click on continue.
If you need further assistance, you can contact them via phone call using the following numbers 012787000, 014647000 and 012927000.
How To Block GTB ATM Card(GTB, Guaranty Trust Bank)
You can block your GTB ATM card through ATM terminals, Internet banking application, Mobile app, SMS banking and or the GTWorld app.
To block your GTB ATM card through SMS, send HOTLIST NUBAN to 08076665555 from your registered mobile number with the bank. Replaced the NUBAN with the 10 digits of your account number linked to the card.
You can as well contact the GTConnect using the following contacts. 0700GTConnect (0700482666328), 01-4480000, 08039003900 or 08029002900 to request for your ATM card to be deactivated immediately.
Another alternative is to log on to your internet banking profile and block your ATM yourself following the steps below…
Click on the Cards icon and then the Card hotlist link
Select Card Number and Request Reason
Input your secret question answer.
Now click Continue and input token generated code after that
A Pop-up screen option will appear asking you to confirm the deactivation of your ATM card.
How To Block Fidelity Bank ATM Card
To block your Fidelity ATM card is very simple. It does not require any long procedures. All you need to do is to dial *770*911# on your registered phone and follow the prompts.
A list of all your ATM card connected to the account will be displayed and you will be asked to select the particular one you will like to block.
How To Block Stanbic IBTC Bank ATM Card
You can simply block your Stanbic IBTC Bank without visiting their branch by just dialing *909#. After that choose my Bank, choose service request and finally choose block card.
An alternative Simply sends Block card NUBAN to 30909 via your registered mobile number. Replaced the NUBAN with the 10-digits of your account number Link to the card.
How To Block Union Bank ATM Card
To block your Union Bank ATM card text BLOCK CARD NUBAN via SMS to 20123 using the phone number registered on your account. You should replace the NUBAN with the 10-digit of your account number.
How To Block Access Bank ATM Card
If you lost your Access Bank Debit Card, call 1.800.554.8969 and if you lost your Credit Card, call 1.800.558.3424 immediately to block the card.
You can also block your Access Bank ATM Card using their updated mobile app.
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How To Block Sterling Bank ATM Card
To block your Sterling Bank ATM Card simple contact them via email at [email protected] or call them on 070078375464.
You can also reach them via their social handler below.
How To Block Wema Bank ATM Card
You can block Wema Bank ATM card via Wema Mobile app or Wema Internet banking solution.
You can easily deactivate the card through text message. Just send CARD ATM OFF to 33352 using your registered number with them.
How To Block Unity Bank ATM Card
If you suspect any fraudulent activity or you lost your Unity Bank ATM Card, you can request them to instantly block your ATM card through a phone call on +2347080666000, +2347057323226, +2347057323227
OR you can email them on [email protected] or visit their official website www.unitybankng.com.
How To Block Keystone Bank ATM Card
To block your Keystone Bank ATM Card kindly send them an email via cont[email protected] or call them on +234 700 2000 3000.
How To Block UBA (United Bank Of Africa)
To block a lost or stolen UBA ATM/Debit Card, simply dial *919*10# from your mobile line that is linked with the Bank account.
An alternative, you can contact UBA to help you out by reaching them on 2347002255822 or you can shoot them an email on [email protected].
Precaution To Take After Blocking Your ATM Card
The first wise decision to take when you lost your debit card or if its stolen is to block it. After that, you should transfer your funds to another bank (Don’t take chances).
Contact your bank if you are still finding it difficult to block your ATM card right from your mobile phone.
Now it’s time to get a new ATM card and forget about the old one. Most Bank will give you another ATM card the same day you apply.
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