Security: How to Block your ATM Card/ Bank Account to Avoid being Duped

Have you ever fall for fraudsters? Do you know who have? has any of your relatives fallen victim to their tricks? Take heart and say NO this time around. It’s alarming that banks and government are doing nothing to help educate our old men and women, including youths that are not internet wise who has less experience on this tricks being used to extract money from their Account simply because of their curiosity

I won’t be like them! As a blogger i have to devote my own part to help the ministry in other to minimize heartbreaks and fraud in this our country Nigeria.

ATM Card Fraudsters Trick

This ATM fraudsters use many tricks to extract money from people that fall victims, which rampant format they use is Sending of SMS that usually goes like this; “Dear customer your Card & Account has been blocked because of BVN error. Call ——— for assistant”.

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How to Block your ATM Card/ Bank Account

Or you will receive a call saying that your BVN have been blocked, but he will assist you fix it. Afterward he will start asking you of your ATM card long number that is being written on the card.

There are many other different tricks they make use of as well. But what I’m yet to understand are those that usually Call the person full name. Are they close friends? Did they hacked into our bank? Does Bankers selloff our profile details? Are there bankers? This questions are unsubstantiated at the moment.

If you have fallen for this tricks before, i must say sorry and also say you lack knowledge or reasoning. If you are observate enough, you must have known that this person usually don’t know the bank you’re operating with. The funniest part of it all is that you are the one that ruie yourself into his trap.

Call me your ATM long number that is written on your card — which bank? Have you asked yourself that question. You give every details as he asked without even asking him some relevant questions like which bank are you calling from? But i believe those numbers are my privacy? When last did i make transaction? Of course bank managers they claimed to be will be able to access all this in his system.

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Without stretching more, below are few ussd code and customer care service number that will help you block your ATM card in case you lost it or mistakenly fall to the above tricks before they take action in pulling your money.

How To Block Your Bank Account

  • UBA Bank: dial *919*10# from the mobile line linked to your account
  • Fidelity Bank: dial *770*911# from the mobile line linked to your account
  • Zenith Bank: dial *966*911#
  • First Bank: send Block to 30012 via text message
  • Union Bank: send BLOCK CARD NUBAN to 20123
  • Key stone Bank: call 23470020003000
  • Sterling Bank: call 070078378464 
  • GT Bank: Dial *737*51*10#
  • Stanbic IBTC Bank: *909# select my bank and select service request then select block card
  • EcoBank: text STOP ATMyour account Number‘ to 0806326226
  • FCMB Bank: call +2342798800
  • Access/Diamond Bank: call +23412802500
  • Polaris Bank: call +2341270850 
  • Wema Bank: call 08039003700

Using this means to block your account is really knowledgeable. It will help you alot in times of emergency instand of running to the bank irrespective of where you are at that moment, include the traffic that will turn everything to negative experience.

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I might have sound emotional today because it’s painful honestly. And to all who are lucky enough to come across this piece of information, don’t ignore to inform others outside their.



Am a Blogger, a Web designer and also a writer. I spent most of my time tunneling online in search of latest beneficial updates/tricks for my fans.

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