How to Block Access Bank ATM Card Using USSD Code

Losing your ATM card can be a stressful experience, especially if it falls into the wrong hands. Fortunately, Access Bank offers a convenient way to block your card quickly and easily using a USSD code. In this article, we will go through the step-by-step process to block your Access Bank ATM card using USSD code.

Why Block Access Bank ATM Card?

Blocking your Access Bank ATM card may be necessary for a number of reasons, including:

  • Lost or stolen: If you misplace your ATM card or it is stolen, blocking it immediately can prevent unauthorized persons from accessing your funds and making unauthorized transactions.
  • Suspicious Activity: If you notice any unusual or unauthorized transactions in your account statement, it is very important to block your ATM card to prevent further fraudulent activity.
  • Security breach: In the event of a security breach or if you suspect your card details have been compromised, blocking your ATM card can reduce the risk of fraudulent transactions and protect your financial information.
  • Damage or malfunction: If your ATM card is damaged or malfunctioning, it may be necessary to block it to prevent any problems with transactions or potential security vulnerabilities.
  • Traveling or temporarily not in use: If you’re traveling or don’t plan on using your ATM card for an extended period of time, blocking it when it’s not in active use can provide an extra layer of security and peace of mind.

​Requirements for blocking your card using USSD

  • You must have an active Access Bank account with a registered mobile number.
  • You should know your USSD PIN (Personal Identification Number). If you haven’t set one up, you can do so through the Access Bank mobile app or by dialing *9010# on your phone.

How to Block Access Bank ATM Card Using USSD Code? Step by Step Process 

  • Dial USSD Code: From your registered mobile number, dial *901911#.
  • Select Blocking option: You will be presented with a menu. Choose Option 2: Block Account.
  • Choose account type: Select “Self” to block your own account or “Third party” to block someone else’s account linked to your phone number.
  • Enter phone number: If you choose “Third Party”, enter the phone number associated with the account you want to block.
  • Select the account: If you have multiple accounts associated with your number, choose the specific account you want to block.
  • Enter your USSD PIN: Enter your 4 digit USSD PIN to confirm the blocking request.
  • Confirm Block: Review the confirmation message and select “Yes” to proceed with blocking the card.

By following these steps, you can quickly and effectively block your Access Bank ATM card using USSD codes. Providing peace of mind and protecting your finances in case of loss, theft or suspicious activity. Once you block your card, it will be disabled for all transactions, including ATM withdrawals, POS payments and online purchases. You can unblock your card later if you find it or fix the problem by requesting blocking. To unblock, follow the same steps as above but choose option 1: unblock account instead.

Last Words 

Protecting your financial assets is extremely important. By familiarizing yourself with the process of blocking your Access Bank ATM card using USSD codes. You can take proactive steps to protect your account from unauthorized access and fraudulent activity. Remember to act quickly in the event of a lost or stolen card and always prioritize the security of your financial information.

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