The rate of fraud and card theft has been on the increase in Nigeria, at daily basic thousands of bank account are compromise by hackers.Sterling Bank has decide to roll out details on how their depositors can now block their card and bank account
Last month a friend of mine revealed to me how his bank account was hack by scammers via betting site,he went to UBA bank to withdraw the rest money but unfortunately there were no network at ATM Machine
The fraudster keep betting with his money,eventually lost out 250,000 Naira before he could block his debit card to stop further payment. I have decided to put up this article for those who might face this kind of challenge in future.
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The world has evolved; civilization, modernization and digitization has changed how things are done in all sectors of life. banking sector is not left behind in this evolution as digitization has changed the banking game, making it possible for customers to transact, pay for goods and services, make investments and do so many other activities online from the comfort of our homes with just our mobile devices.
Before we dive into how to block your sterling bank account or debit card let take a look at precaution to avoid being scammed
1 Always Keep Your BVN and Card Details Safe,In the event that your debit card gets misplaced or stolen, please contact your bank or block your account immediately.
2.Check your account activity regularly: you can check your account statement via your Email because sterling bank do sent monthly statement of account or download their Mobile app to check your statement of account
3. Don’t ever send any one your Password, One Time Password OTP or PIN, card details via email, text message or phone calls because is might be a scammer.
4. Change Your Password Regularly:change your password regularly with strong password that has combination of uppercase and lowercase characters), numbers and symbols that can’t be compromise easily.
5.Watch your surroundings when making withdrawals on the ATM: make sure no one is looking around to steal your PIN and also find out how much money is in your account each time you make withdrawal.
How to Block Sterling Bank account and debit card?
To block sterling bank debit card or bank account, depositors should dial *822*911# and follow on screen prompt information to block your account from any available device.
2 You can also call the Fraud Desk or One Customer Centre on any of the following numbers: