How to Block Your Bank Account and Sim Card if your Phone is Stolen

The first step you need to take when your phone or ATM card is stolen is to block your bank account.

Blocking your account will prevent third parties from withdrawing money and having further access to your private data. This will happen especially when the phone number is linked to your bank account it can be easily hacked.

Therefore, it is important to block your bank account immediately after your phone or ATM card is stolen.

How to Block Your Bank Account If Your Phone is Stolen

Sometimes, these unforeseen circumstances happen on the weekend to paralyze you from getting to your bank to restrict all transactions. With no access to the customer care line due to network issues most times, you will be frustrated. There are things you must always remember:

  1. Always remember your phone number that is linked to your bank account
  2. Always remember your bank account number.
  3. make sure your ATM or bank access pin is not shared

There are ways you can block your bank account from being hacked when your phone is stolen.

One quick and easy way you can do that is through the USSD code of your bank. Using the USSD code of your bank is easy because you can block your account before it can be hacked by doing that immediately you noticed your phone has been stolen even before you start crying about the stolen phone, quickly use someone’s mobile phone and dial the USSD code of your bank and follow the instruction and your bank account will be restricted and can’t be hacked.

USSD codes can be used at any time.

Your money can be safe, even if your is stolen.
Banks and their USSD code
Banks In Nigeria USSD Code to Block Bank Account
Access BankCall +23412802500
Citibank NigeriaCall  +234 1 279 8400 or +234 1 463 8400
Eco BankText STOP ATM your account Number to 0806326226
Fidelity Bank*770911#
First BankSend ‘Block’ to 30012 via SMS
FCMBCall + 2342798800
Globus BankCall 01-2259000, 01-2259001
GT Bank*73751*10#
Heritage Banking Company*745#
Keystone BankCall 23470020003000
PolarisCall +2341270850 or Dial *833*13#
Providus BankCall +234 70077684387
Stanbic IBTC BankDial *909# and select my bank and select service request then select block card
standard CharteredCall +234 270 4611 -4, +234 800 123 5000
Sterling BankCall 070078378464
SunTrust Bank NigeriaCall +234 908 733 1440
Titan Trust Bank012265129, 012265100, 07000200200
UBADial *919*10#
Uniontext “BLOCK CARD NUBAN” to 20123
Wema BankCall 08039003700
USSD code to bank your bank account to prevent hackers and unauthorized withdrawers

You must have your NUBAN account number and other info handy to prove you are the true owner of the account.

Remember the USSD codes can only work with the mobile phone number link to the bank account, so don’t forget the phone number.

Be careful with who you share your account details.

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