Card Card Verification Value

Card Card Verification Value

Credit Card Verification ValueWhat is the CVV? CVV stands for Credit Card Validation (or Verification) Value. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express all have a version of the CVV to reduce merchant risk in Card-Not-Present transactions (like Internet, telephone or mail-order). The CVV code adds assurance that the consumer placing the order has access or physical possession of the credit card itself. The CVV is a 3 digit number embossed or imprinted on the reverse side of Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards, and for American Express it is a 4 digit number printed on the front of the card above the card account number.

Where do I find the CVV? For Visa, Mastercard, and Discover the 3 digit CVV number is printed on the signature panel on the back of the card immediately after the card's account number. For American Express the 4 digit CVV number is printed on the front of the card above the card account number.

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