Simple Way to block your bank account if your phone is stolen
The universal code blocks any kind of account you owned.
Nigeria Banks has made life worth living by ensuring that your finances are safe when you lost your phones and wallet or are stolen by thieves, most especially when you have your phone number linked to your bank account. Note that you can block your bank account to protect your finance whenever is been stolen by thieves or got missing.
Note that it is very important to know how to block bank accounts without stress.
The good news is that Nigerian banks make available the code that blocks accounts automatically with someone’s phone when your phone is been stolen.
The steps to take when your phone got missing is to block your bank account to prevent unauthorized people from withdrawing your money or having access to your bank account.
In a case whereby your phone or ATM card is stolen or taken by force, you don’t have to worry as there’s a way to block your account to protect your money from being withdrawn.
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How to block your Bank Account
This is a universal code to block any kind of account you owned.
Code to block your bank accounts if you’re ATM are stolen
Dial **966*911#* instantly from any available phone.
You will be required to enter your bank account number, which will subsequently block any debit transaction in your bank account.
The good news is that it can be done with any available phone and you can also use this code when you are not too comfortable with activities in your account.
How to block your Bank account SIM card when your phone is been stolen
It’s required that you should call the customer care of your mobile network provider and ask them to block your line.
If the banks are in operation, immediately run down to the bank and sort things out with them. If the branch of the bank is not available, call your bank Customer Care and give your bank account details. Then log into your online banking and block your ATM if you are doing online banking.
When your phone or ATM card is stolen, or a fraudster tamper with your account, you can block your bank account from debit transactions with a mobile phone.
Simply dial the bank code that is associated with the bank on your phone. Instantly, you will be required to type in your account number and name. Automatically, your account will be blocked from any debit transaction.
Some banks will require you to call customer care to block the account while others may require you to use a USSD code.
Below are some bank codes or USSD codes to block your bank account.
First Bank: Send “BLOCK” to 30012 via a text message
Zenith Bank: #966*911#
Union Bank: text “BLOCK CARD NUBAN” to 20123
UBA: Dial *919*10#
Fidelity Bank: Dial *770911#
Keystone Bank: Call 23470020003000
Sterling Bank: Call 070078378464
Eco bank: Send “STOP” ATM your Account Number to 0806326226
FCMB: Call + 2342798800
Access Bank: Call +23412802500
Wema Bank: Call 08039003700
Polaris Bank Call +2341270850
IBTC: Dial *909#.