How to Lock Your GTBank Account Instantly
GTBank has made it easier for her customers to instantly lock their bank account for security purposes. You can now lock your GTBank account with this code *737*51*74# using any Nigerian registered phone number for free if you feel your account is hacked or in danger.
Once your account is locked, nobody will have access to it or be able to make any transfers from your account, also all debit transactions will be blocked.
This latest development is another big step towards eradication of ATM and bank fraudulent activities in Nigeria.
For instance, just last month, a colleague of mine was robbed on his way to Abuja and the hoodlums made away with his ATM card and ordered him to give them his PIN code and they withdrew over N120,000 via the nearest ATM machine before returning the card to him. He was actually lucky he was not with his main ATM card that has millions of Naira in it.
You see, had it been that this latest security feature was in place or he knew about it, he would have just dialed *737*51*74# to block the account remotely.
Another scenario where this new account locking comes in handy is when once online banking account is hacked. Some people from time to time has had the experience of seeing debit alerts from their account without their consent. Once this happen now, you just need to lock your bank account to keep it safe from further withdrawals from thieves.
You’ll be required to provide the phone number registered to your account and your 737 pin. To unlock your account, call GTConnect or visit any GTBank office.
Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) is one of the highly technologically inclined modern financial institutions in Nigeria with branches spread all over the major cities in the country. It’s known for her frequent addition of customer friendly features and automation to make banking easier than it has been. Recall that last year 2018, GTBank opened whatsapp banking with its whatsapp number to use the popularity of whatsapp to serve customers better.
The latest account locking features will definitely go a long way in preventing scammers from hijacking your account in the future.