How to Block Access Bank Account/ATM Card and how to protect account from Fraudster

Are you an Access Bank customer searching for how to block your ATM Card and account and you don’t know the process and procedure to deactivate your USSD profile once your mobile devices get lost or stolen.

The number of fraudsters disguising themselves as bank representatives is on the increase, please note: Access Bank will never ask for your BVN, full card PAN, PIN, mobile app activation code, OTP  or password as it is readily available to the Bank via its database.

The Access bank self-service enables account holders to deactivate their accounts using any alternative phone number, giving account-holders full autonomy to block their account as well safeguard their funds before official reports are directed to the Bank.

Also read: Lists of Access bank ussd code for transaction in Nigeria

When you select Opt-out, you will be disabled from USSD Banking Service only, which means you will have access to your accounts via our other platforms and channels except for *901#.

Block Account restricts access to the account(s) selected such that accessing the account(s) via any channel or platform is impossible until the account is unlocked.

Customers don’t want to put their money at any risk and any action must be taken as soon as possible. Just last week, I got a phone call from my best friend asking me how he can block his Access bank account/ ATM Card. As a result I have decided to write this content and educate my readers on how they can easily block their Access bank account.

Remember, do not share your Passwords, PIN, and any other important account information such as your card number with third parties.

How to block Access bank ATM Card/account

The Access bank ussd code *901*911#, is a magic solution that allows customers to act swiftly. To deactivate OR BLOCK ATM CARD VIA USSD profile, simply dial *901*911# from any phone, input the registered phone number for the account you want to blacklist and your USSD profile will be deactivated and blacklisted automatically.”

Steps to follow to block your Access bank account/ATM card

1. simply dial (*901*911#) From any phone line available

2.Enter the registered phone number for the account you want to blacklist and your USSD profile will be deactivated and blacklisted automatically.”

Dial *901*911# on any phone and follow these easy steps to easily block your access bank account using ussd code:

  • Dial *901*911#
  • Select Option 2 (Block Account)
  • Select ‘Self’ or ‘Third party’ for others
  • Enter the phone number linked to the account (s)
  • Select the Account you want to block (you can select either one of your accounts or all of them)
  • Enter your USSD PIN

Or dial *901# and select Other Services:

  • Select Option 9 (Opt Out)
  • Select Block Account
  • Select ‘Self’ or ‘Third party’ for others
  • Enter the phone number linked to the account (s)
  • Select the Account you want to block (you can select either one of your accounts or all of them)
  • Enter your USSD PIN

A successful request notification will display on your phone screen once you complete this correctly, and your account(s) would be instantly blocked.

Read: Access Bank Mobile ussd *901#: How to enroll, pay bills, buy Airtime, transfer money and check account balance

To block an account, the account holder must confirm the request using their USSD PIN, which means no one can initiate a block account request on behalf of a third party just by knowing their phone number or account number.

 

How to block access bank without registering for ussd code

Your Acess bank USSD PIN is required before any block account request is validated. If you have not previously registered on *901#, you will be required to do so and create a 4-digit USSD PIN.

Follow these easy steps to register and create a PIN,

  • Dial *901#
  • Select any service, for instance, transfer
  • Enter Account number
  • Enter Date of Birth in the format shown (DDMMYYYY)
  • Create PIN, then submit OR
  • Dial *901*0#
  • Enter Date of Birth in the format shown (DDMMYYYY)
  • Create PIN, then submit

 

2.  Block your Access bank using Mobile App

You can also block your access bank ATM card/ Account through the Access bank mobile App.

Launch you mobile app Click on card and cheque Manage cards Click on the very account if you have multiple accounts Block Enter your PIN then block the card, that’s it.

1.Launch the app and get yourself signed in.
2.Tap on Cards and Cheques.
3. Tap Manage Cards.
4.Tap Block. (Select the account you want to block.)
5.Type in your PIN/Token.
6. Block Card

To block all your access bank account once  which include mobile ussd and online banking , simply choose the ‘block all accounts’ option on the menu to block all accounts linked to your registered mobile number.

Also read: How to activate/create Access bank Mobile app, Enroll for ussd code and transfer limit

How to protect your Access bank accounts from fraudsters

1. Use unique passwords for every account. You probably know that having a strong password is important.
2. Leverage two-factor authentication.

3. Be cautious of public Wi-Fi: Do not perform sensitive financial transactions using public wifi or networks you do not know the source. Do not let your love for free things expose you to risks

4. Update and patch your software regularly
5. Install ad blockers

6. Never disclose your mobile app activation code to anyone over the phone, via SMS, email, or in person

7. Don’t reveal your card number, OTP, Pin, or password to anyone over the phone, via SMS, email, or in person

8.Don’t pick unsolicited phone calls, SMS, or emails asking you personal details about yourself or asking for information about your bank accounts

 

How to reset Access bank USSD Code when you forget it

You can easily reset your access bank ussd pin code whenever you forgot it by following the step below.

  • Dial *901#
  • Select 4 ‘Other Services’
  • Select 5 ‘Reset PIN’
  • Enter Date of Birth in the format shown (DDMMYYYY)
  • Create New PIN and Submit OR
  • Dial *901*0#
  • Enter Date of Birth in the format shown (DDMMYYYY)
  • Create New PIN and submit

Or If you lose your phone or suspect fraudulent activities in your account and cannot remember your PIN, quickly call 07003000000 from any phone number to block your account.

 

How to unblock Access Bank account/ ATM Card

You can unblock your Access bank  accounts by doing any of the following:

  • Send a duly signed instruction via email to contactcenter@accessbankplc.com
  • Call Access bank 24-hour contact centre on 07003000000 or visit a branch.
  • Visit a branch close to you for further assistance.
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