With an increased rate of fraudulent transactions and online theft across the world, various banks in Nigeria are employing measures to curb this menace. One of such measures is by providing real account owners the opportunity to lock their bank accounts once they notice some fraudulent, non-authorized transactions from their accounts. Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) always sets the pace in the country as they have introduced a means to achieve that right from the comfort of your home. In this post, I will be showing you how to lock your GTBank account with 737 dialing code.
If you might have observed most of my posts, I often talk about GTBank more than any other bank in Nigeria. This is simply because I bank with them and I am familiar with most of their services, and apart from these, I think they are one of the best banks in Nigeria. So, if you are also banking with GTBank, then I think this post of mine will be most beneficial to you.
GTBank *737# Code
If you are either a customer or are familiar with GTBank operations, you will already know more about the *737# dialing code. Well, if you do not, *737# is actually the dialing code that you can use to perform various bank transactions by using your phone and the number you registered in your GTBank account. For instance, I hardly see myself visiting any GTBank branch to carry out any transaction as I can easily transfer money, pay for my cable TV subscription, buy airtime, and buy data from my GTBank account by simply dialing the 737 code from my phone and registered number.
If you are not familiar with any of these operations you can easily visit any GTBank branch closest to you and get some assistance from their customer support.
Now let us move to the main aim of this post, and which is how you can lock your GTBank account with 737 dialing code.
How to Lock Your GTBank Account with 737 Dialing Code from Any Phone Number
Now, before I proceed in showing you the steps, you could remember what I said earlier on that you need to use your registered phone number to carry out other *737# operations, but when you when to lock your GTBank account you can definitely use any phone number as well.
I think this is a welcome idea because most fraudulent transactions are carried out once your phone number containing your registered line has been stolen by these fraudsters. For instance, a friend of mine lost N4,000 in her account balance as her phone got stolen, and I just read a story of another guy losing a large amount of N135,000 as his phone got stolen. This fraudulent transaction is quite simple, the fraudsters can easily recharge your registered line from your bank account and use it to make unnecessary calls. You can stop this fraudulent transaction by simply locking your bank account. So, let us move to the steps.
To lock your GTBank account simply dial *737*51*74# using any mobile number in Nigeria, and this service is actually free of charge.
But before you carry this out, it is important for you to note these three points:
- You will be required to provide the phone number registered to your account and your 737 PIN
- Once locked, your account will be restricted from transfers and all debit transactions
- To unlock your account, please call GTConnect, our connect care center, or visit any GTBank branch near you.
GTBank Customer Care Service Center Numbers in Nigeria
The GTBank Customer Care Service center numbers you can call in Nigeria are 0700 482666328, 01 4480000, 08039003900, 08029002900.
You are also advised to add +234 when calling from outside Nigeria.
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When you critically look at this, you will agree that it is a welcome innovation from GTBank. This will prevent further unwanted transactions and keep your money safe even when you might have lost your phone containing your registered SIM.
So, if you find this post on how to lock your GTBank account with 737 useful, simply share this post on your various social media platforms before leaving because you never know that friend or colleague of yours that might need this information.