How to Block Ecobank ATM Debit Card with USSD Code & from Another Phone
There are different ways to block Ecobank ATM debit card on phone in Nigeria whether it is stolen, missing or for any reason.
To block your Ecobank ATM debit card if stolen or missing, dial the USSD code *326# on your phone and follow the on-screen prompts. Other options include SMS, a mobile app and customer care number, social media and so on. Of course, you can block the Ecobank ATM card from your phone or with another phone.
Therefore, find out in this post how to use any of these options and other helpful topics
How to Block Ecobank ATM Debit Card with USSD Code
To block your Ecobank debit card, you can use the USSD code. The code works on a phone linked to your account, without going to the bank.
Here is how to block Ecobank ATM debit card with USSD code:
- Dial *326#
- From the Menu, select the Card Services option.
- Enter your USSD PIN
To confirm your Ecobank ATM card is blocked, Ecobank will send you a successful message.
This Ecobank code to block the ATM card works on all major networks in Nigeria. Airtel, Mtn, Glo and 9 mobile networks.
If you enter the information correctly – such as your PIN, Ecobank Bank will block your ATM card immediately.
How to Block Ecobank ATM Card on Mobile App
Another method to block Ecobank ATM card online, if stolen or missing, is to use the mobile app.
Here is how to block Ecobank ATM debit card on the mobile app:
- Open the Ecobank Mobile App.
- Click on the Menu and select the Cards option.
- Then, select Block Card
- Lastly, confirm the transaction.
Note that you can also unblock your Ecobank ATM debit card on the mobile app. To do this, follow the same blocking process on the app.
How to Block Ecobank ATM Card Through Phone Number
Also to block your Ecobank ATM debit card, call the customer care phone number. Dial +234 (0) 700 500 0000, +234 (0) 708 065 3700 on your phone to speak to a customer care representative who will assist you to block your ATM debit card quickly.
The Ecobank Bank customer care phone number including is available 24/7 for issues relating to cards and transactions.
How to Block Ecobank Bank ATM Card with Another Phone
Sometimes the reason why you want to block your ATM card is that you lost personal belongings such as your phone. Therefore, a quick response would be deactivating your ATM debit card from someone else’s phone.
To block your Ecobank Bank ATM from another phone number, dial *326*911#. This USSD code would not only deactivate your ATM card but also stop all debit transactions on your account. No one will be able to withdraw money from your account until you unblock it.
You can also block your Ecobank Bank ATM debit card from another phone by calling the customer care number. Dial any of these numbers: +234 (0) 700 500 0000, +234 (0) 708 065 3700 to speak to a customer service operator who will help you to block your card.
How to Block Ecobank ATM Card by SMS
To block Ecobank Bank ATM debit card by SMS, follow these steps:
- Open your phone message app and type “STOP ATM”.
- Then, type your Ecobank Account Number.
- Lastly, send the message to 08063262265 (0806ECOBANK).
For example, you type: STOP ATM 1234567890 to 08063262265. This will deactivate the Ecobank ATM debit card.
But if the SMS does not work, use the Ecobank USSD code. Simply dial the 326# and go to the card option to block it. No need to type any message and send to a specific phone number. The USSD code is quicker than the SMS.
Other Ways to Deactivate Ecobank ATM Card Online & Offline
You could also block your Ecobank Bank ATM card online through social media pages. Send a message to Ecobank Facebook or Twitter page. A customer care representative will assist you with how to block your ATM debit card.
Lastly, visit any Ecobank Bank branch to block your ATM card. Go to the customer service unit of the branch and you will get a form to deactivate your debit card. In addition, you can request and get a new Ecobank Bank ATM card on the spot. If all methods to block your Ecobank ATM debit card failed, going to the bank would not.
How to Block Eco Bank Account
Apart from blocking your ATM debit card, you could block your Ecobank account. Do this if you suspect your account is not safe. Such as losing your debit card, phone and other sensitive information. Hence, blocking your Ecobank bank account will prevent someone from withdrawing money from it through any means until you resolve the issue.
To block your Ecobank Bank account, dial *326*911#. Enter this USSD code, follow the on-screen prompts and enter your PIN. Following the process will deactivate Ecobank Bank USSD mobile banking on your phone (Mtn, Glo, Airtel or 9 Mobile).
The Ecobank Bank *966*911# is quick to block your account. If compromised or hacked, it will stop all debits from the account. No one can withdraw money from your Ecobank account.
Can I temporarily Block my Eco Bank Card?
You can temporarily block your Ecobank ATM debit card and unblock it later. For instance, you find or recover it.
An easy way to temporarily block your Ecobank ATM card is by using the Ecobank mobile app. With the Ecobank mobile app, you can easily block and unblock your debit card online.
Also, you can visit the Ecobank Bank branch to unblock your ATM debit card.
In summary, if you have lost or misplaced your Ecobank Bank ATM card, it is important to block it as soon as possible either through the USSD code, mobile app or by contacting customer care online or offline.
I hope you find this information helpful.
Therefore, try it and let me know your experience by leaving a message in the comment section below.