Block ATM card in Nigeria

Searching for how to block ATM cards for all banks in Nigeria? Here’s how to block an ATM card that has been stolen, or missing. Get all Bank contact details (Twitter, Facebook, office Address, phone number etc) to get your credit card blocked.

 

Looking for the fastest way to block ATM cards in Nigeria? Credit cards are an essential commodity of man, it’s a piece that rover around man’s lives. We make use of ATM cards for almost all transactions we carry out every day of our lives. We use them to pay utility bills, carry out VTU transactions, send and withdraw funds, recharge mobile devices and much more.

How to block all banks’ atm cards in Nigeria.

Sadly, when the piece of electronic card is missing, stolen or lost, it can be funny how fast your world would change.

We all know how important a debit card is, whether you’re using Verve, Visa, Master or any other type of ATM card, when this card gets stolen, missing or compromised, it can be used to carry out scam activities. Your money is at risk of an unapproved withdrawal.

Don’t think… “oh, I have a secure password, it’s not necessary to block ATM card when missing or stolen.

Let me tell you something… The ATM card details are important and private.

There is a host of websites that doesn’t need all the rigorous stress to secure ATM transactions online, during online payment such sites only ask to enter the 16 digit code, name on the card, card expiry date (month and year) and the 3 digit security code at the back of the card. They don’t require inputting passwords or OTP sent to your phone.

 

In essence, there are certain sites that don’t need your passwords, OTP (One Time Password), etc to complete an online transaction, that’s the more reason you should to how to block an ATM card fast in Nigeria.

Now that you know this, do you think there’s a need to block ATM cards when lost?

When an ATM is lost and no longer available for use, the first question you should ask yourself is;

“HOW DO I BLOCK MY LOST OR COMPROMISED OR STOLEN ATM CARD?”

The answer to your question will be answered below, I’ve compiled this post to enlighten ignorant folks, to taint the belief that lost ATM cards are still secured and there’s no need to block your ATM card.

What To Do When You Lose Your ATM Card in Nigeria

1. Contact your bank immediately

Talking about contacting banks, in this post, you will get a full list of contact information (emails, phone numbers, Twitter handles, Facebook pages & more) for all banks in Nigeria.

Instead of visiting your bank branch, obviously, the fastest way to block an ATM card is to contact the bank via their social media accounts.

Though, some banking institution provides the option to block an ATM card via their internet banking platform.

For instance, GTBank allows you to block ATM cards directly by login into your internet banking » click on cards » then select ‘hotlist’ » select card » insert number, expiry etc, and reason to block card » after submitting, wait for your card to be blocked.

2. Transfer funds right away

If you have another bank account, why not transfer the fund from your bank (with missing ATM) to another bank’s account that you own?

Don’t waste your time going to your bank branch to get your funds transferred, you can use the bank USSD method of transferring money, this is faster and less stressful.

This is just another preventive measure taken to ensure scammers don’t have any money available when it’s used, this is however considered when you couldn’t contact your bank fast to block the ATM card.

Also Read:  Best Apps to Send Money From USA to Nigeria in 2022

 

3. Apply for a new ATM card

Apply for a new card as fast as possible, since you know how important the ATM card is. When you contact the bank to block ATM card (lost credit or debit card), make sure you also apply for a new ATM card to carry out easy banking transactions afterwards.

4. Unlink online banking information

Don’t forget to unlink your lost ATM card from all the online payment systems you’ve linked it with. This measure is important to ensure you have nothing to do with the old card while you await your new ATM.

Now let’s look at the easiest and fastest way to contact any bank in Nigeria for card related queries.

 

Block ATM Card: Contact Info Of All Banks In Nigeria

1. Access Bank

Access Bank new logo

How to block Access Bank ATM card

In case you misplaced or lost your Access Bank ATM card (Verve, Visa or Master card), here are all Access Bank contact details to apply for blocking of lost ATM card;

You will find social media accounts, telephone numbers, email, website etc below;

Access Bank Contact Info.

Telephone numbers
  • +234 1- 2712005-7 (For card queries)
  • +234 1 280 2500
  • +234 1 733 2000
  • 0700CALLACCESS (0700 22552 22377)
Socials
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/AccessBankPlc
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/myaccessbank
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/accessbank_help (for complaints)
Email
  • contactcenter@accessbankplc.com
Website
Physical Address (head office)
  • 999c Danmole St, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria (101241)

2. Ecobank

Ecobank Text Banking

How to block Ecobank ATM card

In case you misplaced or lost your Ecobank ATM card (Verve, Visa or Master card);

Use Ecobank SMS Banking: You can Stop ATM card transactions by sending..

  • Stop ATM [account number] to 0806ECOBANK (08063262265) via SMS. E.g, send Stop ATM 1234567890 to 08063262265.

Or,

Contact Ecobank: here are all Ecobank contact details to apply for blocking of lost ATM card;

You will find social media accounts, telephone numbers, email, website etc below;

Ecobank Contact Info.

Telephone numbers
  • +2347005000000
Socials
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/EcobankGroup/
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/groupecobank
  • YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/EcobankGroup
  • Instagram: www.instagram.com/ecobank_group/
  • LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/ecobank-group-26a13447
Email
  • engcontactcentre@ecobank.com
Website
  • www.ecobank.com
Physical Address (head office)
  • 2 Ajose Adeogun Street Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. (Zip: 1023-456)

3. Fidelity Bank

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How to block Fidelity Bank ATM card

In case you misplaced or lost your Fidelity Bank ATM card (Verve, Visa or Master card), here are all Fidelity Bank contact details to apply for blocking of lost ATM card;

You will find social media accounts, telephone numbers, email, website etc below;

Fidelity Bank Contact Info.

Telephone numbers
  • +234-1-4485252
Socials
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/FidelityBankplc/
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/fidelitybankplc
Email
  • true.serve@fidelitybank.ng
Website
Physical Address (head office)
  • 2, Kofo Abayomi Street, Eti-osa, Lagos, Nigeria

4. FCMB (First City Monument Bank)

FCMB logo

In case you misplaced or lost your FCMB ATM card (Verve, Visa or Master card), here are all FCMB contact details to apply for blocking of lost ATM card;

You will find social media accounts, telephone numbers, email, website etc below;

FCMB Contact Info.

Telephone numbers
  • +234 (01) 2798800
Socials
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/FCMBMyBank/
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/myfcmb
Email
  • customerservice@fcmb.com
Website
Physical Address (head office)
  • Primrose Towers, 17A Tinubu Street, Lagos, Nigeria

5. GTBank (Guaranty Trust Bank)

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In case you misplaced or lost your GTBank ATM card (Verve, Visa or Master card), here are all GTBank contact details to apply for blocking of lost ATM card but first, GTBank internet banking users can try the method below;

Internet banking method

Also, GTBank allows you to block your ATM card directly by;

  • Sign-in to your internet banking » click on cards » then select ‘hotlist’ » select card » insert number, expiry etc, and reason to block card » after submitting, wait for your card to be blocked.

Alternatively, you can also use the contact below…

GTBank Contact Info.

Telephone numbers
  • +23414480000
Socials
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/gtbank/
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/gtbank
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/gtbank_cards (for card queries)
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/gtbank_help (for general complaints)
Email
  • complaints@gtbank.com
Website
  • www.gtbank.com
Physical Address (head office)
  • 635 Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

6. Enterprise Bank

How to block Enterprise Bank ATM card

In case you misplaced or lost your Enterprise ATM card (Verve, Visa or Master card), here are all Enterprise bank contact details to apply for blocking of lost ATM card;

You will find social media accounts, telephone numbers, email, website etc below;

Enterprise Bank Contact Info.

Telephone numbers
  • 0700ENTBANK
Socials
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/entbankng/
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/entbankng
Email
  • customerservice@entbankng.com
Website
  • www.entbankng.com
Physical Address (head office)
  • 292A Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

7. First Bank

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How to block First Bank ATM card

In case you misplaced or lost your First bank ATM card (Verve, Visa or Master card), here are all First bank contact details to apply for blocking of lost ATM card;

You will find social media accounts, telephone numbers, email, website etc below;

First Bank Contact Info.

Telephone numbers
  • 0700 FIRST CONTACT (0700 34778 2668228)
Socials
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/firstbankofnigeria/
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/firstbankngr
  • Instagram: www.instagram.com/FirstBankNigeria
Email
  • socialmedia@firstbanknigeria.com
Website
Physical Address (head office)
  • Samuel Asabia House, 35 Marina Street, Lagos, Nigeria

8. Heritage Bank

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How to block Heritage Bank ATM card

In case you misplaced or lost your Heritage ATM card (Verve, Visa or Master card), here are all Heritage bank contact details to apply for blocking of lost ATM card;

You will find social media accounts, telephone numbers, email, website etc below;

Heritage Bank Contact Info.

Telephone numbers
  • 0700HERITAGE, +234-1-236-9000
Socials
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/HeritageBankNG/
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/heritagebankltd
Email
  • info@hbng.com (enquiries)
  • complaints@hbng.com (complaints)
Website
  • www.hbng.com
Physical Address (head office)
  • 292B Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria

9. Jaiz Bank

JAIZ bank

How to block Jaiz Bank ATM card

In case you misplaced or lost your Jaiz ATM card (Verve, Visa or Master card), here are all Jaiz bank contact details to apply for blocking of lost ATM card;

Also Read:  How To Check GTBank Account Balance (2022)

You will find social media accounts, telephone numbers, email, website etc below;

Jaiz Bank Contact Info.

Telephone numbers
  • +2347080635500 | +2347080635555
Socials
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/JaizBankPlc/
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/jaizbankplc,
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/jaizbankng
Email
  • info@jaizbankplc.com
Website
  • www.jaizbankplc.com
Physical Address (head office)
  • 73 Ralph Shodeinde Street Central Business District. P.M.B. 31 Garki Abuja, Nigeria

10. Keystone Bank

keystone bank logo

How to block Keystone Bank ATM card

In case you misplaced or lost your Keystone ATM card (Verve, Visa or Master card), here are all Keystone bank contact details to apply for blocking of lost ATM card;

You will find social media accounts, telephone numbers, email, website etc below;

Keystone Bank Contact Info.

Telephone numbers
  • +234-1-448-5742, +234-70-8060-5000
Socials
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/keystonebank/
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/keystonebankng
Email
  • contactcentre@keystonebankng.com
Website
  • www.keystonebankng.com
Physical Address (head office)
  • 1, Keystone Bank Crescent, Off Adeyemo Alakija Street, Victoria Island, Lagos 100272

11. Stanbic IBTC Bank

Stanbic IBTC Bank logo

How to block Stanbic IBTC ATM card

In case you misplaced or lost your Stanbic ATM card (Verve, Visa or Master card), here are all Stanbic bank contact details to apply for blocking of lost ATM card;

You will find social media accounts, telephone numbers, email, website etc below;

Stanbic IBTC Bank Contact Info.

Telephone numbers
  • 0700 CALL STANBIC (0700 2255 782 6242)
Socials
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/StanbicIBTC/
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/StanbicIBTC/
Email
  • customercarenigeria@stanbicibtc.com
Website
  • www.stanbicibtc.com
Physical Address (head office)
  • I.B.T.C. Place is situated at Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos.

12. Polaris Bank

Polaris Bank Logo

How to block Polaris Bank ATM card

In case you misplaced or lost your Polaris ATM card (Verve, Visa or Master card), here are all Polaris bank contact details to apply for blocking of lost ATM card;

You will find social media accounts, telephone numbers, email, website etc below;

Polaris Bank Contact Info.

Telephone numbers
  • 0700-POLARIS (0700-7652747)
  • 0806 988 0000
  • 01 448 2100
  • 01 270 5850
Socials
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/polarisbankltd
  • Instagram: https://instagram.com/polarisbankltd
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/PolarisBankLtd
Email
  • yescenter@polarisbanklimited.com
Website
  • www.polarisbanklimited.com
Physical Address (head office)
  • 3 Akin Adesola Street, VI, Lagos, Nigeria

13. Sterling Bank

sterling bank

How to block Sterling Bank ATM card

In case you misplaced or lost your Sterling ATM card (Verve, Visa or Master card), here are all Sterling bank contact details to apply for blocking of lost ATM card;

You will find social media accounts, telephone numbers, email, website etc below;

Sterling Bank Contact Info.

Telephone numbers
  • 070078375464
Socials
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/SterlingBankNigeria/
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/sterling_bankng
  • Instagram: www.instagram.com/sterlingbank
Email
  • customercare@sterlingbankng.com
Website
  • www.sterlingbankng.com
Physical Address (head office)
  • Sterling Towers, 20 Marina, Lagos, Nigeria

14. Union Bank

union bank logo

How to block Union Bank ATM card

In case you misplaced or lost your Union ATM card (Verve, Visa or Master card), here are all Union’s contact details to apply for blocking of lost ATM card;

You will find social media accounts, telephone numbers, email, website etc below;

Union Bank Contact Info.

Telephone numbers
  • +23412716516, 07007007000
Socials
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/Unionbankng/
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/unionbank_ng (Highly recommended)
  • Instagram: www.instagram.com/unionbankng
Email
  • Customerservice@unionbankng.com
Website
  • www.unionbankng.com
Physical Address (head office)
  • Stallion Plaza, 36 Marina, Lagos, Nigeria

15. Unity Bank

unity bank

How to block Unity Bank ATM card

In case you misplaced or lost your Unity ATM card (Verve, Visa or Master card), here are all Unity’s contact details to apply for blocking of lost ATM card;

You will find social media accounts, telephone numbers, email and website below;

Unity Bank Contact Info.

Telephone numbers
  • +2347080666000, +2347057323226, +2347057323227
Socials
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/unitybank/
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/UnityBankPlc
Email
  • we_care@unitybankng.com
Website
  • www.unitybankng.com
Physical Address (Head office)
  • 42, Ahmed Onibudo Street Victoria Island, Legos, Nigeria. (900221)

16. UBA (United Bank Of Africa)

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How to block UBA ATM card

In case you misplaced or lost your UBA ATM card (Verve, Visa or Master card), here are all UBA’s contact details to apply for blocking of lost ATM card;

You will find social media accounts, telephone numbers, email, website etc below;

UBA Bank Contact Info.

Telephone numbers
  • +2347002255822
Socials
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/ubagroup/
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/UBAgroup (Highly recommended)
Email
  • cfc@ubagroup.com
Website
  • www.ubagroup.com
Physical Address (Head office)
  • 57, Marina, Lagos

17. Wema Bank / ALAT

Wema Bank

How to block Wema Bank ATM card

In case you misplaced or lost your Wema ATM card (Verve, Visa or Master card), here are all Wema’s contact details to apply for blocking of lost ATM card;

You will find social media accounts, telephone numbers, email address and website below;

Wema Bank Contact Info.

Telephone numbers
  • 08039003700
Socials
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/wemabankplc
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/wemabank
Email
  • info@wemabank.com
Website
  • www.wemabank.com
Physical Address (Head office)
  • 54 Marina Lagos, Nigeria (100221)

18. Zenith Bank

Zenith bank logo

In case you misplaced or lost your Zenith ATM card (Verve, Visa or Master card), here are all Zenith’s contact details to apply for blocking of lost ATM card;

You will find social media accounts, telephone numbers, email address and website below;

Zenith Bank Contact Info.

Telephone numbers
  • 0700-ZENITH-BANK
  • ZenithDirect: 234(1) 4647000, 2787000, 2927000 or 0700-ATM-ZENITH,
  • ATM Unit: 0700-286-936484 or 0700-CARD-ZENITH
  • CARD Unit: 0700-2273-936484, Fax: 234(1) 2618212
Socials
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/Zenithbank/
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/zenithbank (Highly recommended)
  • Instagram: www.instagram.com/zenithbank
Email
  • Zenithdirect@zenithbank.com
Website
Physical Address (Head office)
  • 87 Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island

Conclusion

Debit card scam is popular, don’t say I didn’t warn you. It won’t cost you anything to contact the bank to get your credit card blocked and protected from being scammed.

In my personal experience contacting the bank customer service team to block an ATM card is best done via Twitter and Facebook page, they respond faster when contacted through Twitter and Facebook, your card query will be answered and not kept pending.

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