Has your phone/sim card been stolen? Or you’re like me and think the First bank USSD code is making you recharge more than you should? If you’re in either situation, your first thought is probably of how to deactivate your First bank USSD code. Banks have provided ways to protect your money, including through USSD codes. In this article, I’ll be sharing how you can deactivate your First bank USSD code.
Why deactivate your First Bank USSD code…
Deactivating your USSD code removes access to your bank account through the code. This means if your phone is in the wrong hands, you might want to deactivate it immediately. If your phone has been stolen, it means the person in possession can have access to your account, unfortunately. This is why you might need to deactivate your First bank USSD code. Deactivating your USSD code keeps you in control of your account and protects your money.
How to Deactivate First bank USSD code.
Good thing is, You can deactivate USSD code access to your bank account, even if you do not have your phone with you.
Here’s how to deactivate your First bank USSD code;
- Deactivate First bank USSD code using *894*911#.
- Contact the First bank Customer care service.
To deactivate First bank USSD using mobile/USSD code.
There’s a code for almost anything these days. It makes it faster and easier to do things and what better thing than a code to protect your money. Using the First bank code *894*911# you don’t have to wait to go to the bank. This can be done from any mobile phone and any network provider.
All you have to do is;
- Dial *894*911#.
- Press “1” Yes to place/confirm blocking of First bank accounts.
- Type the Phone number registered to your First bank account i.e. the missing number you’d like to block. Confirm and the USSD service will be deactivated automatically.
Contact the First bank Customer care service
This is actually an outdated means but if you like things the old-fashioned way, here you go. You can call the First bank Customer care Line( 01-4485500, +234-708-062-5000) and request they deactivate your USSD code. You should note that this might take a while. Although this is old-fashioned, the Nigerian in me would call the customer care representative after using *894*911#, just to confirm that the deactivation was successful.
Do you need Airtime/data to deactivate First bank USSD?
I’m not sure why you are concerned about airtime or data when your money/identity is in danger but the answer is No. To use the First bank code *894*911#, does not require airtime or data to deactivate the USSD code. However, if you are to contact the customer care service, you would need airtime for that. I guess we all know what you’ll be using then.
How to reactivate blocked First bank USSD code.
Yes, you can reactivate your blocked First bank USSD code but there’s no way to do it through another USSD code, which is a good way to keep protecting your money. Once you’ve retrieved your registered sim card, you can go to any First bank branch to request reactivation of the sim. You would be required to present an ID card to prove authenticity as well as filling a request form, but it should be up and working in no time.
You do not need to go through all your money gone while you mourn your stolen phone.
Once you deactivate your First bank USSD code using these ways, no one will have access to your account until you reactivate it yourself, talk about a lifesaver.