How to block an SBI debit or credit card offline by phone call and SMS?

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SBI is a leading bank that offers cards with benefits in a variety of categories. In the event of loss or theft of the account holder’s SBI debit or credit card, the card must be reported immediately and blocked. Immediate blocking of the SBI card is possible in order to prevent fraudulent and unauthorized card transactions, which could lead to significant losses. Follow these simple steps to block your SBI debit card by phone or text.

What is a debit card?

A debit card (also called a plastic card, bank card, or bank card) is a type of payment card that lets you make purchases without using cash. A debit card is issued by a bank and given to the user along with a banking kit that includes a checkbook, passbook, and other banking credentials. A debit card can be used to make purchases online and offline, as well as at ATMs.

What is a credit card?

A credit card is a financial instrument issued by a bank with a predetermined credit limit that allows you to carry out cashless transactions. The card issuer determines your credit limit based on your credit score, credit history, and income.

How to block SBI debit cards?

Block debit card by phone-

Calling the bank’s freephone numbers, 1800 11 2211 or 1800 425 3800, is the quickest way to block your SBI bank/debit card. This is a free IVRS ATM SBI card number blocking option in which the account holder is guided by IVRS on how to block the ATM SBI card. Just follow the instructions provided and the ATM card will be activated.

Block debit card via SMS-

You can also block your SBI bank/debit card by sending an SMS to the bank in the specified format. To block your ATM card, text BLOCK XXXX to 567676, where XXXX is the last four digits of your debit card number. The SMS must be sent from the mobile number registered with the bank account. You will receive a confirmation SMS once the SMS has been received by the bank. The ticket number, date and time of blocking will be included in the SMS alert.

How to block an SBI debit or credit card offline by phone call and SMS?

How to block SBI credit cards?

Block SBI Credit Credit Card by Phone-

You can block your credit card by calling one of the numbers listed below.
Toll Free: 1800 180 1290 | 1860 500 1290 (STD Code) 39 02 02 02

Block SBI credit card by sms-

To block your SBI card by SMS, send it in the format shown below
Send an SMS BLOCK XXXX (the last 4 digits of your card number) from your registered phone number to 5676791

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Article first published: Friday, November 11, 2022, 7:25 p.m. [IST]

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