Do you want to block your UBA account in Nigeria with the USSD code? You can freeze it without going to the Bank such as when the phone (or ATM debit card) is stolen or missing.
On your phone, block the UBA account by dialling the USSD code *919*9# on Airtel, Mtn, Glo and 9 mobile networks. Alternatively, freeze your UBA bank account from another phone number. Without stress; without visiting a UBA branch.
Therefore, find out in this post how it works and other helpful topics.
Block UBA Account
Like other banks, UBA digital banking can be assessed on electronic devices without going to the bank. On your phone or computer, you can perform transactions on your UBA account. For instance, pay bills, transfer money from UBA to another bank, and check your account balance. However, it exposes you to scams and fraud.
There are reasons why you should block your UBA account. First, if your phone is stolen or missing, block your account quickly. If you suspect your UBA account is compromised, deactivate it temporarily.
Also, if your ATM debit card is stolen or missing, you can deactivate your UBA account. However, it is better to block your UBA ATM debit card and not your account entirely.
Blocking your UBA account secures your money. It prevents scammers and account fraud. For instance, when you freeze your UBA account, no one can transfer or withdraw money from it.
How to Block UBA Account on Phone with USSD Code
You may need to block your UBA account. Not because you lost your phone or stolen it but you suspect that your account is compromised.
Here is how to block UBA account on phone USSD code:
- Dial *919*9# on your phone
- Follow the on-screen prompts
- Enter your 4-digit USSD PIN.
- Lastly, receive a message to confirm the UBA account is blocked.
Following these steps will deactivate your UBA account. This restricts someone from accessing your account; not even scammers. Such as when you lost or misplaced your ATM debit card.
How to Block UBA Account from Another Phone with USSD Code
UBA provides option to block your account from another phone. If your phone is stolen, you can use another phone and dial the code to deactivate the UBA account instantly.
Here is how to block UBA account from another phone number USSD code:
- Dial *919*9# on another phone number.
- Enter the phone number linked to your UBA account.
- Enter your 4-digit USSD PIN.
- Lastly, receive an SMS to confirm the UBA account is blocked.
This UBA code to freeze your account *919*9# works on all networks in Nigeria. It works on Airtel, Mtn, Glo and 9 mobile networks. And stops unauthorised transactions such as withdrawing your money.
UBA Customer Care
UBA has various customer care units to resolve complaints or enquiries. So you can choose whichever is convenient for you to block the account or report fraud.
Here are the UBA customer care channels to block your account:
- UBA Bank Customer Care Number: +234 700 225 5822
- Facebook: UBA Group
- Twitter: @UBAGroup
- UBA Bank WhatsApp Number: +234 903 001 0007
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- UBA Physical Bank: Visit the customer care unit.
Can a Scammer Block Your Bank Account?
A scammer can block your bank account if he has the required information. A fraudster that knows your account number, phone number and USSD PIN can access your UBA account, withdraw money and block it. Hence, be careful who you share your bank details with.
Importantly, keep your banking details private. Secure details like your USSD PIN, ATM card details (number, expiry date, CVV), ATM PIN, token code and password. Exposing these details makes you victim of fraud and losing your money.
UBA will never ask for your PIN code and so you should not give it out to someone claiming to be from the bank.
Can a Blocked Account Receive Money?
A blocked account can receive money. When you block your UBA account, you restrict all debit transactions. No one can withdraw your money, or transfer the money. Not even ATM/POS transactions.
You will be receiving money when you block your UBA account. People can send money to your account. UBA only blocks debit transactions, not credit transactions in your account.
However, when you close UBA account permanently, you cannot receive money in the account. You are no more a UBA account holder and you account cease to exist.
In summary, it is easy to freeze your UBA account on your phone or from someone else. Use the USSD code *919*9# to block your UBA account on your phone or from another number. Another option is to contact customer care to deactivate your UBA account.
However, if these options fail, visit any UBA branch near you. Although not convenient, it can be your best move sometimes.
These will stop unauthorised transactions on your UBA account thereby preventing scammers from taking money from your account.
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.