If your Phone is stolen or lost, your bank account is at risk. The whole money in your account can be wiped under a second.
So to be in a saver side, you must deactivate the USSD services so that no one can access your bank account through your phone using your bank USSD code.
So in this post, you will learn how to disable your bank USSD profile as soon as possible whenever your phone is stolen.
All the popular banks in Nigeria have a unique USSD code for easy transactions also known as self-service codes.
While these codes are very useful and important to customers, it can be very dangerous when used by another person with ulterior motive. So learn how to stop the code.
Codes to Deactivate Your Bank USSD Profile
Select your bank below and dial the code from any phone immediately you lost your phone to deactivate the code functions.
- Access Bank: *901*911#
- Zenith Bank: *966*911#
- GTB: *737*51*74#
- WEMA Bank: *945*911#
- First Bank: *894*911#
- Keystone Bank: *7111*911#
- Sterling Bank: *822*911#
- Polaris Bank: *833*13*your phone no#
- UBA *919*9#
More bank codes will be added in subsequent updates.
TIPs: whenever your phone or the number linked with your bank is stolen, it’s advisable to block transactions on your account and also disable USSD code services.
Also see how to block ATM card of any bank if it gets lost.
How to Reactivate USSD Code Services
Once you have recovered your phone or has done SIM welcome back, you can reactivate the self-service code services by dialing these codes.
- For GTBank, dial *737*11# from your registered number and follow the prompts
- For Zenith bank, dial *966*0# on your alert phone number and select the ‘Reactivate Dormant Account’
- For UBA, dial *919# and follow the prompt to reactivate the services.
More codes will be updated. Stay Safe.
Will my atm still be active when my ussd is deactivated
Yes. you have to deactivate the ATM itself. It can still be used to make online payments.