See What To Do To Block Your Stolen ATM Card Instantly

See What To Do To Block Your Stolen ATM Card Instantly

It’s no longer new that many people lose their life savings because their ATM card was stolen and used to withdraw their money before they could have gone to the Bank to block the card.

You can imagine if it’s on a weekend when Bans are not on operation, it means the person has to wait until Monday before he/she can go to the bank. In this article, we will be walking through what to block your stolen ATM card instantly.

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What is ATM Card

ATM Card is a payment smart card issued by banks which enables cardholders to make transactions with Automated Teller Machines (ATMs), Point Of Sale (POS), and online. This means, if a criminal gets access to your ATM card, they can cart away your money.

Every ATM card carries security information such as a 16-digit unique card number, expiry date, card owner’s name, and a 3-digit authorization code i.e. CVVC or CVV. If a criminal gets access to that security information, they can also cart away your money even without knowing your transaction 4-digit PIN.

So, if your ATM card is stolen, forcibly taken, or you think the security information has been compromised, you can block the card by dialing a shortcode on your phone.

Use This Simple USSD code to block your ATM card Instantly

Instead of visiting your bank, you can simply stop withdrawals on your bank account by dialing this USSD code * 966 * 911 # on your mobile phone.

Immediately you dial the code, you will be asked to enter your bank account number.

See What To Do To Block Your Stolen ATM Card Instantly

 

After entering your bank account number, click “SEND”. The debit transactions on your bank account will be stopped instantly. So, whenever you suspect any fishy thing in your account, use the code to stop debit transactions from your bank account.

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Kindly Note: You can afterward visit your bank to reactivate debit transactions on your account. And then ask your bank to permanently block your ATM card. No more stealing from your bank account.

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See What To Do To Block Your Stolen ATM Card Instantly

By Okpara Kenneth

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