Do you want to know how to protect and secure your Polaris bank account using the USSD self-service code and other methods? If yes, then you are at the right place. Here I will show you ways to secure your account from being manipulated.
Contemporarily, because of the activities of fraudsters targeting account owners, Polaris bank has warned customers to desist from certain activities that could expose them to fraud. This is to protect our accounts from being manipulated. However, you can not hold Polaris bank liable for fraudulent activities, especially outside the banking premises.
Here are a few ways to protect your account
Block or deactivate your USSD profile
Blocking your USSD profile is a way of protecting an account especially when the customer is suspecting fraud. Once you block your USSD profile, moving funds from the account becomes impossible using the mobile transfer method. You just need a mobile phone with a network. Send *833*13*Phone number# and follow the instructions to deactivate your Polaris bank USSD profile.
To block your debit card, simply dial *833*4#, follow the instructions and it is done
You can visit a Polaris bank branch and demand a cancellation form. Make sure you fill in the appropriate details and submit.
Contact Polaris bank customer care on the following numbers 08069880000
Never Expose your Personal banking details
Banking details should be confidential and should not be shared with anyone. Bank agents will never call you to disclose your debit card details to disburse or solve any account problem. Therefore, ignore any call or message requesting your account details. This is an efficient way to protect your bank account
Protect your Username and Password
Do not share your Username and password when you are using internet banking. Again, never use cheap words as your username and password because it is easier for scammers to remember them.
Do not store your details on your phone
Try to memorize the details to avoid exposing them.
Avoid unwanted Emails and Social media platforms
Do not subscribe to unwanted emails as well as unnecessary social media platforms. Fraudsters launch attacks using unknown links. This is because unknown links expose people’s personal details such as emails to the host. However, do not regard any email you did not subscribe to.
Never patronize too many POS agents
Never expose your debit card to too many POS agents. Try to have a trusted customer to ensure that your details are not copied
Benefits of self-service USSD code
Moreover, the benefits of self-service can never be overemphasized. So, below are the benefits;
- First, the self-service USSD is fast, easy, and convenient.
- The service is available 24 hours even at odd hours
- The USSD service does not require any network hence it works on all Android, windows, and even the least java phones.
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Summary of how to protect your Polaris bank account
Securing your account is at your fingertip. However, make sure you use your USSD code to deactivate your account whenever you suspect any foul play. Please ensure that you do not expose your financial details such as debit card PIN, serial numbers, BVN, and even the amount or figure in your account.
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