How to block Ecobank ATM card (stolen or missing)
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You should always keep your ATM card safe, make sure you don’t give it out to anybody, or reveal your ATM card PIN, card number, expiry date and CVV to anyone.
There are cases were your ATM card has been stolen or perhaps you misplaced it and can’t seem to find it anywhere, then the next step you should take is to block your ATM card.
If your ATM card has been compromised, fraudulent transactions can happen. To prevent this, you will need to block your ATM card, when you block your ATM card, it cannot be used to make withdrawals from ATMs, POS.
If you bank with Ecobank, then I have good news for you, as I will be showing you how to block your Ecobank ATM card.
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How to block Ecobank ATM card via SMS
One of the quickest ways to block your Ecobank ATM card is via SMS, which you can do by send “STOP ATM” and your account number to 08063262265 or 0806ECOBANK.
You must send this SMS with the phone number that is registered with your Ecobank account.
In other to be extra careful, you can also transfer the funds in the account to a different account, but if you have already blocked the ATM card, then there is no need for this.
How to block Ecobank ATM card via customer care
Another method to try if your ATM card has been compromised is to reach out to the Ecobank customer support channels. You can get the Ecobank customer care details from the bank official website.
Once you get in touch, let them know you want to block your ATM card, and they will gladly assist you after asking you a few questions.
How to block Ecobank ATM card via bank branch
You can walk into the nearest ecobank branch and head straight to the customer service desk to request for your ATM card to be blocked. They will ask you a few questions, and also for you to provide a few information before they will block your ATM card.
How to secure your Ecobank ATM card
The below are some tips to secure your Ecobank ATM card:
- You should not under any circumstance give your ATM card to anyone
- Don’t reveal your ATM PIN to anyone for any reason at all
- Make sure your Card is always in your possession
- Don’t ever reveal your card number, expiry date, CVV number and ATM PIN to anyone
- After using the ATM or POS, make sure you always remove your ATM card
How to unblock Ecobank ATM card
After you block your Ecobank ATM card, you will need to visit the nearest bank branch to apply for a new card as you cannot unblock your card.
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