This article is not created to stop the theft and misplacement of ATM cards, but it will help curb issues of the perpetrators accessing the money in your bank account leaving you stranded and broke. And one interesting factor about this is, you don’t need to visit your bank before you can block your account, cause during weekends bank are closed and most times these perpetrators wait till the dead of night before they start siphoning your funds.
How To Block All Bank ATM Card If Lost Or Stolen
>> Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB)
This happens to be one of the easiest and there are three (3) ways you can block your account with GTB.
>> If the mobile phone whose sim is associated with your bank account is in your possession, you simply dial *737*51*10#.
>> If you have a mobile phone whose sim is linked to your account number, simply do the following, launch your messaging app and type ‘HOTLIST, and input your account number 016346****’ and send it to ‘08076665555’.
>> Activate your mobile data and launch your GTB internet banking application, log in to the app, locate and select the card section, click on hotlist and proceed to insert your ATM card sixteen-digit PIN, click on submit and wait.
>> Zenith Bank
There are two (2) methods for blocking your zenith Bank ATM;
>> if you are in possession with the sim linked to your bank account, or if you can get access to any device at all, simply dial *966*911#, enter your ten (10) digit account number followed by your mobile number linked to the zenith account, press 1 to confirm your request and the ATM card will be blocked instantly.
>> Activate your mobile data connection and launch your zenith internet banking application, log in to the app, locate and select cards and cheques, click on deactivate the card and input your reason and click on continue.
>> Fidelity Bank
This is also quite easy and there are two (2) methods with which you can block your card with fidelity.
>> If you are in possession of the sim linked to your account, simply dial *770*911# and follow the command prompts.
>> You can also contact fidelity bank by mail; email@example.com
>> Stanbic IBTC Bank
There are actually two (2) methods for blocking your Stanbic IBTC ATM card;
>> Ensure you are in possession of the sim linked to your Stanbic IBTC account, then dial *909# select my bank and select service request then select block card.
>> Alternatively you can send an SMS to your Stanbic IBTC Bank: Open your SMS application and type ‘BLOCK CARD NUBAN‘ and send it to ‘20123‘.
>> United Bank Of Africa (UBA)
This is pretty concise and there are two (2) methods you can use to block your lost/stolen UBA ATM card
>> ensure you are in possession of the sim linked to your UBA account, then proceed to dialing *919*10# and follow the command prompts to successfully block your card.
>> Activate your mobile data connection, and launch the UBA internet banking application, log in, locate and select self-service, then make a request to block your card.
>> Wema Bank
This is self-explanatory and concise, and there are also two (2) methods to achieve this feat.
>> You can block/deactivate your stolen/lost wema Bank ATM card by making use of the wema mobile application and internet banking solution.
>> Your lost/stolen wema bank ATM card can be blocked by simply placing a call to this number: 08039003700
>> Sterling Bank
There are also two (2) steps for deactivating/blocking your sterling bank ATM card
>> You can contact them via mail on;firstname.lastname@example.org
>> you can contact them via mobile on:(+234) 07008220000, (070078375464)
>> ECO Bank
This is actually easy and straight to the point, all you have to do is send an SMS in this format;
Open your SMS application and input ‘STOP ATM your account Number to 0806326226’
>> First City Monument Bank (FCMB)
FCMB does not require you sending SMS or dialing ussd codes, all you have to do is;
>> Call them on +2342798800 also you can reach them via mail: email@example.com
>> Union Bank
To block your union bank ATM card in the case of theft or misplacement, simply open your SMS app and input;
>> ‘BLOCK CARD NUBAN‘ and send it to ‘20123“.
>> Keystone Bank
To Block/deactivate your keystone ATM card in the case of theft or misplacement, this does not require any ussd code, simply
>> Contact them via Mobile: 23470020003000
>> Contact them via mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Access Bank
This is a little less complex from the rest, seeing as it does not require you dialing a ussd code, or sending SMS, all you have to do is;
>> In the case of theft or lost ATM card, simply put a call through to; +23412802500
>> Polaris Bank
To block/deactivate your Polaris Bank ATM card, in case of theft or misplacement, this also does not require any ussd code, simply:
>> Contact them via mobile: +2341270850
>> First Bank Of Nigeria
To block/deactivate your first Bank ATM card in case of theft or misplacement, simply open do the following;
>> Open your SMS messaging application and input ‘BLOCK‘ and send to ‘30012‘
>> Unity Bank
To block/deactivate your unity Bank ATM card in the case of theft or misplacement simply do the following;
Contact them via mobile: 07080666000
Contact them via mail: email@example.com
Your ATM debit card can be used for online transactions, and with only brief information from your ATM card, fraudsters can wipe your account clean, leaving you penniless.
It is imperative you block/deactivate your ATM card, if it is missing or stolen. I really do hope this post has been helpful, do well to follow me so you don’t miss out on more content from me.