Blocking All Bank ATM Card in Nigeria If Stolen/Lost With Code Full Review

This article will show you how and the code to block all bank ATM Card in Nigeria when stolen or lost right on your mobile phone without visiting your bank.

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How to Block All Bank ATM Card in Nigeria If Stolen:Lost With Code Full Review

You are here because you have lost your ATM card or it has been stolen and you are afraid of the money on your Bank account. You don’t want anything to tamper with it.

Too bad, that it happened to you. Hey, I have good news for you though. You can actually block that very ATM card right from your mobile phone in less than 15 seconds if you are fast. But you know a lot of people are not always fast enough because they are not enough information about stuffs like this.

How To Block First Bank ATM Card With Code

Yes, it’s very simple to block your First Bank ATM card which is known as Verve (Interswitch) without going to the Bank and filling all this annoying form and others.

To Block your First Bank ATM card is simple. Pick up your phone and make sure the SIM you registered with First Bank is the one on the phone and send “BLOCK” to 30012. Within 24 hours your ATM card will be blocked and you can’t withdraw or make payment with it again.

Now you need to visit any First Bank branch and apply for a new ATM card.

How To Block Zenith Bank ATM Card

To block your Zenith Bank ATM card you need to download their mobile app…

  • Log in to the app
  • Click on the menu bar and select Cards and Cheques.
  • Select Deactivate Card under Type and enter a reason.
  • Now click on continue.

If you need further assistance, you can contact them via phone call using the following numbers 012787000, 014647000 and 012927000.

How To Block GTB ATM Card(GTB, Guaranty Trust Bank)

You can block your GTB ATM card through ATM terminals, Internet banking application, Mobile app, SMS banking and or the GTWorld app.

To block your GTB ATM card through SMS, send HOTLIST NUBAN to 08076665555 from your registered mobile number with the bank. Replaced the NUBAN with the 10 digits of your account number linked to the card.

You can as well contact the GTConnect using the following contacts. 0700GTConnect (0700482666328), 01-4480000, 08039003900 or 08029002900 to request for your ATM card to be deactivated immediately.

Another alternative is to log on to your internet banking profile and block your ATM yourself following the steps below…

  • Click on the Cards icon and then the Card hotlist link
  • Select Card Number and Request Reason
  • Input your secret question answer.
  • Now click Continue and input token generated code after that
  • Click Submit.

A Pop-up screen option will appear asking you to confirm the deactivation of your ATM card.

How To Block Fidelity Bank ATM Card

To block your Fidelity ATM card is very simple. It does not require any long procedures. All you need to do is to dial *770*911# on your registered phone and follow the prompts.

A list of all your ATM card connected to the account will be displayed and you will be asked to select the particular one you will like to block.

you can still contact the Fidelity Bank to block your ATM card via email at,

How To Block Stanbic IBTC Bank ATM Card

You can simply block your Stanbic IBTC Bank without visiting their branch by just dialing *909#. After that choose my Bank, choose service request and finally choose block card.

An alternative Simply sends Block card NUBAN to 30909 via your registered mobile number. Replaced the NUBAN with the 10-digits of your account number Link to the card.

How To Block Union Bank ATM Card

To block your Union Bank ATM card text BLOCK CARD NUBAN via SMS to 20123 using the phone number registered on your account. You should replace the NUBAN with the 10-digit of your account number.

How To Block Access Bank ATM Card

If you lost your Access Bank Debit Card, call 1.800.554.8969 and if you lost your Credit Card, call 1.800.558.3424 immediately to block the card.

You can also block your Access Bank ATM Card using their updated mobile app.

How to Block All Bank ATM Card in Nigeria If Stolen:Lost With Code Full Review

How To Block Sterling Bank ATM Card

To block your Sterling Bank ATM Card simple contact them via email at or call them on 070078375464.

You can also reach them via their social handler below.

  • Facebook:
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  • Instagram:

How To Block Wema Bank ATM Card

You can block Wema Bank ATM card via Wema Mobile app or Wema Internet banking solution.

You can easily deactivate the card through text message. Just send CARD ATM OFF to 33352 using your registered number with them.

How To Block Unity Bank ATM Card

If you suspect any fraudulent activity or you lost your Unity Bank ATM Card, you can request them to instantly block your ATM card through a phone call on +2347080666000, +2347057323226, +2347057323227

OR you can email them on or visit their official website

How To Block Keystone Bank ATM Card

To block your Keystone Bank ATM Card kindly send them an email via or call them on +234 700 2000 3000.

How To Block UBA (United Bank Of Africa)

To block a lost or stolen UBA ATM/Debit Card, simply dial *919*10# from your mobile line that is linked with the Bank account.

An alternative, you can contact UBA to help you out by reaching them on 2347002255822 or you can shoot them an email on

Precaution To Take After Blocking Your ATM Card

The first wise decision to take when you lost your debit card or if its stolen is to block it. After that, you should transfer your funds to another bank (Don’t take chances).

Contact your bank if you are still finding it difficult to block your ATM card right from your mobile phone.

Now it’s time to get a new ATM card and forget about the old one. Most Bank will give you another ATM card the same day you apply.

Wrapping Up:

Debit card scam is popular these days. Scammers can easily wipe out the entire funds on your account with little information about your debit card. And also people can use your Debit card to shop online without your knowledge if they lay their hand on it.

That’s why it’s essential to block your debit card with your mobile phone immediately you notice any fraudulent activity on your account.

Chinedu Okeke

Chinedu is the founder of Nigerian Tech. He is a tech enthusiast who has the passion for emerging trends in the tech industry. He is also a professional web content developer.

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22 Responses

  1. Solomon James Ojochenemi says:

    I really appreciate this platform for granting easy access and quick response,

  2. Favour Ngbede says:

    Pls Mr Chinedu, I would like to understand if one have a failed transaction with online loans, after your money have been deducted, all details about your Atm. no, Bvn no, Account no, etc have been given out, and waiting for alert, code given, you are notified transaction rejected, could it be a fraudster? I am afraid about fast money. Kindly enlighten me Sir. Thanks. Pls I don’t have website.

  3. RUTH CHARLES says:

    Thanks Alot For The Information, Was Very Useful

  4. Obinna onuoha says:

    Mr chinedu
    Mine isn’t working
    I want to ask can bank authorize loan site to deduct money frm ones account

  5. Bassey says:

    Can a loan site access ur account if u block ur atm card.. cus am noticing withdrawal in my account

  6. Emmanuel says:

    the ussd code to block Skye/Polaris ATM Card when it is lost

  7. Opeyemi says:

    Please help me, my grandma was using first Bank and I lost her ATM card and I send BLOCK to 30012 but it didn’t send

  8. Maruthi says:

    How To Open Seabook Bank ATM Card Block

  9. Akintunde Abdullahi says:

    Thanks for the information though I’m experiencing difficulty in blocking my stolen first Bank ATM card, the response I’m receiving read thus “Sorry, the SMS instruction you entered is incorrect.” After sending the command to the said code

  10. Godwin onche says:

    I find it difficult to block my ATM card please help it was stolen yesterday

  11. Godwin onche says:

    How do I block my ATM card

  12. Joshua says:

    Please I send sms block to 30012 and its given error

  13. Sir I picked someone’s Access bank ATM but I can’t contact or locate the owner. The name written on it is OGECHUKWU CYNTHIA NWOYE.

  14. Edomi Joy says:

    Nothing here is working
    I’ve lost my phone and the atm card
    How do I block it with another number

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