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How to block your ATM card on your own.

Do you know you can block your ATM card without visiting your bank?

If you happen to lose your ATM card or you notice that you are about to be defrauded using your ATM card, the best thing to do is to block the card so that it will not be able to debit your account again.

There are many ways in which people can withdraw money from their bank accounts using an ATM.

This blog post will help to secure your bank account once you notice suspicious activity in your account.

Can someone withdraw money from my account with only my ATM card?

Yes.

Someone can withdraw money from your bank account by just knowing the numbers written on the front and back side of the ATM.

That’s why you should block your ATM card once you notice that an untrustworthy person has had access to it.

After reading this, you will get to know the USSD codes for blocking your ATM card in Nigeria and also how to use these codes to block your ATM card.

How to block your ATM card on your own without going to the bank.

If you want to block your ATM card without visiting your bank, there are two methods to follow.

It is either you use the provided USSD codes for the service or you contact the bank’s customer care line to help you with the task.

Note! Knowing how to block your account is very important because in times of emergency, running to the bank might be too late, especially during the weekend. So please share in case it can help someone else.

Check below to see how to block the ATM cards of all the banks in Nigeria.

How To Block Your Bank ATM card In Case Of An Emergency.

How to block a UBA bank ATM card

To block your UBA bank ATM card in case of an emergency, follow the procedure below.

Dial *919# using the Sim card that you used in creating the account.

Choose option “10” to temporarily block your UBA ATM card.

You can also press this USSD code straight as *919*10# from the mobile line linked to your account.

If you didn’t receive a confirmation message that you have successfully blocked your ATM, you have to visit your bank branch.

How to block your Fidelity Bank ATM card on your own.

For fidelity bank users, below are the procedures to follow.

On your phone dialer, press this USSD code “*770*911#”

Make sure you are sending it from the SIM card that’s linked to your account.

Your ATM card will be blocked immediately. You can now go to the bank and request another card.

If you didn’t receive a confirmation message that your ATM has been successfully blocked, you have to visit any Fidelity bank branch to block your ATM card there.

How to block an IBTC bank ATM card on your own.

For IBTC bank users, below are the procedures to follow.

Open your phone dialer and dial *909# from the mobile line linked to your account. You will receive a confirmation message telling you that the ATM card has been blocked.

In case you didn’t get any response after pressing the USSD code, you have to visit any IBTC bank branch around you for further assistance.

How to block a Zenith Bank ATM card

For Zenith Bank users, below is the USSD code to dial.

Open your phone dialer and dial *966*911#.

Your ATM card will be blocked from withdrawing money.

You can also visit the bank for further assistance if the above method was not successful on your phone.

How to block your first bank ATM card on your own.

For first time bank users, you have to send a message to their customer service line. Check below to see the procedure to follow.

Open your phone’s message app and send an SMS to 30012.

First Bank users, send BLOCK to 30012 via text message.

You will receive a confirmation message within a few seconds that you have successfully blocked your first bank ATM card.

For further assistance, you can contact First Bank customer care line or send a message to them through Facebook or Whatsapp for further assistance if the SMS method didn’t work for you.

How to block a Union Bank ATM card on your own

For Union Bank users, below are the procedures to follow in order to block your ATM card on your own.

send an SMS to 20123 with the inscription “block card nubank”

For Union Bank users, BLOCK CARD NUBAN to 20123 with the SIM card you used when creating the ATM card.

Your Union Bank ATM card will be blocked immediately. You can visit the nearest Union Bank office if the request is not successful.

How to block access to a bank ATM card on your own.

For access bank users, contact the access bank customer service agent and explain to him/her the reason for the urgent blocking of the ATM card.

Access users need to call the access bank service line ” +23412802500″ for proper assistance.

How to block a Wema Bank ATM card on your own.

For Wema bank users, you have to contact Wema bank customer service to help with the task as there is no available USSD code for blocking Wema bank ATM cards.

Wema Bank users should call 08039003700 and explain to the available Wema Bank customer care agent the reason for blocking the ATM card.

Your card will be blocked immediately. There’s no need to go to the bank again for further assistance once the customer service agent agrees to block the card.

other banks in Nigeria and how to block their ATM cards in an emergency.

  • For Keystone Bank users, call the number below for proper assistance: “23470020003000”
  • Sterling Bank: for Sterling Bank users, call “070078378464” for proper assistance on how to block your Sterling Bank ATM card.
  • GT Bank: for GTB users, press this USSD code “*737*51*10#” with the Sim card which you used when creating the bank account or ATM card.
  • Stanbic IBTC Bank: for Stanbic Bank, dial *909#, select my bank and select service request, then select block card using the Sim card that’s associated with the ATM card.
  • EcoBank customers should text STOP ATM with their account number to 0806326226.

e.g, if your account number is 1245735456, your SMS should be like this: “STOP ATM 1245735456”.

  • FCMB Bank: For FCMB bank users, call + 2342798800 for proper assistance.
  • Call Polaris Bank at +2341270850.

This is the procedure to follow in order to block your ATM card at any bank in Nigeria.

How to unblock your ATM card after blocking it.

It’s a bit stressful to unblock your ATM card for any bank in Nigeria.

It’s advisable to create a new ATM card rather than unblock a blocked one.

There’s no USSD code for unblocking ATM cards. You can only archive this in your bank.

Unblocking an ATM card is not recommended for those who blocked the card on their own for security reasons. It is advisable to request a new card.

The price for an ATM card is always below 1000. You can purchase a new one and have peace of mind.

CONCLUSION

Once you notice any suspicious activities in your bank account, the first thing you need to do is to block your ATM card so that fraudulent people can not withdraw money from your account using the ATM.

You can block your ATM card on your own in Nigeria, no matter the bank you are using.

It is advisable to purchase a new ATM card as the price is very cheap.

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