All Banks: How to Block Your Account If Your Phone is Stolen

How to Block Your Account – It’s aggravating to lose or have your phone and wallet stolen, especially if your phone number is tied to your bank account. The first step is to freeze your bank account to prevent unauthorized individuals from withdrawing funds or gaining access to your bank account and personal information.

As a result, knowing how to block a bank account immediately is critical.

How to put a stop to your bank account and SIM card

The first step is to contact customer support at your mobile network provider and request that your line be banned. If the banks are open, go there as soon as possible to fix your difficulties.

If you don’t have access to the internet or your bank’s branch is closed, phone Customer Service and provide your bank account details. Then disable your ATM in your online banking account.

You can also dial the bank code and follow the instructions using any available phone.

You can also use any available phone to dial the bank code and follow the instructions.

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You can stop your bank account from debit transactions with a mobile phone if your phone or ATM card is stolen, or if you suspect fraudsters are tampering with your account.

Simply dial the bank code on your phone to and wait for a prompt. You will be asked to fill in your account number and name right away. Any debit transaction request on your account will be prohibitedly automatically.

To block an account, some banks ask you to call customer service, while others may require you to use a USSD code.

To block your bank account, use the bank codes or USSD codes listed below.

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  • First Bank: Type in your message app and send “BLOCK” to 30012 via a text message
  • Zenith Bank:  #966*911#
  • GTBank: *737*51*10#
  • Union Bank: Type in your message app and “BLOCK CARD NUBAN” to 20123
  • UBA: Dial *919*10#
  • Fidelity Bank: Dial *770911#
  • Keystone Bank: Call 23470020003000
  • Sterling Bank: Call 070078378464
  • Ecobank: Type in your message app and 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#
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What is the best way to block your SIM card?

You can use the following to block your SIM card immediately

The IMEI code

The phone’s identification number is called the IMEI. The IMEI number can be found in the phone settings packet.

If your phone has been stolen, the first thing you should do is report it to your local police station. Then go to your service provider with the police report and your ID card. Your service provider will disable your phone and SIM card.

You can also block the phone and SIM card if you forget the phone’s IMEI number. You simply need to contact your service provider and ask for your line to be blocked. In that situation, you’ll need to show your ID and answer a few questions to prove that you’re the rightful owner of the phone.

Source: Nyscinfo

Updated: October 18, 2021 — 12:53 am

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