How to Block Access Bank USSD (Stolen or Missing Phone)

How to Block Access Bank USSD (Stolen or Missing Phone)
How to Block Access Bank USSD (Stolen or Missing Phone)

Access Bank’s USSD code (*901#) allows you to transact and experience banking services conveniently from your mobile phone, without the use of airtime or data. But what happens if your mobile device gets stolen or missing? How can you deactivate the Access Bank USSD code easily to avoid theft on your missing phone?

This service is available 24 hours and makes banking faster and more convenient, but what some of you don’t understand is that USSD banking can be compromised. I know you will be wondering how… well, I’d break that down in another post. Nevertheless, what you should know is that your money can be transferred when you misplace your device, and mostly, this happens via USSD banking. People who have misplaced their Access Bank ATM cards can totally relate.

Moreover, USSD banking is known to make banking transactions swift and easy, but to what use is this when I’m being charged for doing the simplest thing such as checking my bank account balance? Using the USSD code comes at a price (see screenshot below).

To make this explicit, this post isn’t composed to discourage you from using Access Bank’s USSD code but to help those who want to put it to a full stop. If you’re one of those looking to cancel or deactivate the Access Bank USSD code, then here is the article for you.

Let’s delve right into it as we explore the code that helps you cancel that *901# USSD code from working on your registered phone (this service can be accessed via any phone or phone number).

How to Block Access Bank USSD (Stolen or Missing Phone) Method 1

  • Dial *901# and select Other Services:
  • Select Option 9 (Opt Out)
  • Select Block Account
  • Select ‘Self’ or ‘Third party’ for others
  • Enter the phone number linked to the account (s)
  • Select the Account you want to block
  • Enter your USSD PIN

How to Block Access Bank USSD (Stolen or Missing Phone) Method 2

  • Dial *901*911# on any phone and follow these easy steps:
  • Dial *901*911#
  • Select Option 2 (Block Account)
  • Select ‘Self’ or ‘Third party’ for others
  • Enter the phone number linked to the account
  • Select the Account you want to block
  • Enter your USSD PIN
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A successful request notification will display on your phone screen once you complete this correctly, and your account(s) would be instantly blocked.

Block Access Bank ATM Card Using USSD

Dial *901*11# from any phone number, you will be required to provide the phone number you used in registering the Account and your USSD (901) PIN.

This will block the usage of USSD on your Phone

Reasons to Block a Phone From USSD Operation

  • If the Phone is stolen
  • If the Phone card is missing
  • If the Phone is been used by another for a transaction not originating from you.
  • The guide below will assist you to block your Access Bank USSD Phone Number.

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