How to block all Nigeria Bank account “ATM card” when Stolen or Missing

Last Updated on 2023-04-12 by Admin

Are you recently hit by fraudster, your bank account is compromise or you misplace your ATM card and you are searching for how you can block/Hotlink your bank account or card to avoid further withdrawal from your account

You may have forgotten your Unstructured Supplementary Service Data ussd PIN code and you want to change or create a new one. if your answer is yes, this particle post is designed to provide you answers to all Nigerian banks on how to block ATM card, change your USSD PIN and create pin from your comfort home or office without you visiting the banking hall

To crown it all, your bank account can be compromised during a public holiday or weekend when you don’t have access to your bank’s customer care, so it better you understand how you can do it yourself by reading the content to detail.

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What is bank mobile ussd code

As the name implies,bank mobile (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) is a Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) protocol that is used to send text messages. USSD is similar to Short Message Service (SMS)

It allows users with or without a smartphone or data/internet connection to use mobile banking through a special code. USSD-based mobile banking can be used for fund transfers, checking account balance, generating bank statements, among other uses.


You can make use of any of the code  to block your bank ATM card when it is missing:

1.  Internet banking.

2. Bank Mobile App.
3. Unstructured Supplementary Service Data ussd



Acess Executive Director, Retail Banking said in recent development that customers can now block or deactivate a USSD profile, simply dial *901*911# from any phone, input the registered phone number for the account you want to blacklist and your USSD profile will be deactivated and blacklisted automatically.”

You can also make use of mobile banking to block your Access bank card by login into your account
1. kindly click on “Cards & Cheques.

3. Next, click on “Manage Cards.”

4. Now click on “Block.”

5.Choose the account to block. Also you can call any of the following access bank telephone numbers: +234 12712005, +234 12802500. You can also call this number: 07002255222377 (Toll-free) and Request for ATM card block. Give the Customer Care agent any details required.


To Block Eco bank ATM CARD kindly Send “STOP ATM NUBAN NUMBER” to 08063262265. Just replace “NUBAN” with your account number. For example send “STOP ATM 5399104746464636” to 08063262265.

Eco bank customers can also block their ATM Card using the general universal code by simply dialing *966*911# from any Mobile device. Enter your account number followed by your Mobile number.

Read: How to Protect your ATM Cards & PIN and Bank Account from fraud


To block fidelity bank ATM card simply dial *770*991# or call Trueserve number 01-4485252


To block or Deactivate Your first bank Mobile Number or ATM Cards simply Dial *894*911#



Have you lost your FCMB Debit Card and need to block it? TO BLOCK YOUR FCM ATM CARD Follow these easy steps.
Dial *329#
Select “8” (Self Service)
Select “4” (Block Card)
Select Card to block
Select reason for block
Enter card pin

Note: Only FCMB Mastercard and Verve debit cards can be blocked via this channel.


Also read: Lists of All Nigerian Mobile banking USSD Codes

Guaranty Trust Bank

GTBank customers can block their lost or stolen ATM Cards via Internet Banking, Mobile Banking and via SMS.

How to hotlist your card via Internet Banking:
– Log on to Internet Banking with your user id and password
– Click “Cards”
– Select card number and reason for hotlist
– Provide answer to your secret question
– Click Continue
– Enter your ‘token code’
– Click Submit
If you believe your PIN or Password has been compromised please call GTConnect on 0700 482666328

also customers can easily block their GTBANK ATM CARD using ussd code SIMPLY DIAL Dial *737*51*74# from any phone number, you will be required to provide the phone number you used in registering the Account and your USSD (737) PIN


Key Stone Bank

Is your debit card lost or stolen? To block keystone bank ATM CARD kindly *7111*911#

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Whenever your Polaris bank account or ATM is compromised and you want to block it, kindly dial *833*4# and follow the on screen message to block it instantly.


Stanbic IBTC Bank

To block Stanbic IBTC Bank ATM card kindly dial *909# and follow the prompt message to hotlink your card


Sterling Bank

To hotlink or block your sterling bank ATM CARD simply dial *822*911# and follow on screen message to block your card.


Union Bank of Nigeria

To block Union Bank of Nigeria ATM CARD or account simply send “BLOCK CARD >space< your account number. Example on how to block your union bank account or ATM. Blockcard 1234567891 to 20123 from your register mobile phone with the bank


United Bank For Africa

To block UBA ATM card or account dial 919*10*# and follow the on screen message to put a stop on your account. you can also Send BLOCK CARD to Leo on Facebook and WhatsApp and block your card.

On UBA Mobile Banking, choose the self-service option from the menu and block your card.


Read: List of All Nigeria bank transfer limit using USSD and mobile banking

Unity Bank

Unity bank customers can block their account or ATM card by dialing *7799*9*phone number# to Block account

Wema Bank

To stop or block your account as well block your wema bank ATM Card dial *945# and follow the on screen message.

Zenith Bank

Zenith bank has successfully launched its Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) account control code to block account or hotlink ATM cards……. To block zenith bank ATM card simply dial *966*911# and follow the on screen message


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