What is CVV code and how to find it

The CVV Number (Card Verification Value) is a 3 digit, non-embossed number printed after the card account number. This number is recorded as an additional security precaution.

This security code has different names:

  • CID or Unique Card Code - American Express
  • CVV2 or Card Verification Value 2 - Visa
  • CVC2 or Card Validation Code - MasterCard

For Visa/Mastercard/Discover, the three-digit CVV number is printed on the signature panel on the back of the card right after the card's account number.

For American Express, the four-digit CVV number is printed on the front of the card above the card account number.

Due to security reasons we require your credit/debit card verification number (CVV) for MasterCard/Visa/Discover or card identification number (CID) for American Express cards before we can process your payment with the purpose of establishing the owner's identity and minimizing the fraud risk.

NOTE: your payment card will not be approved if you have the code on the card and you didn't enter it.


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