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The Card Verification Code (Card ID or CVV2) is required for American Express,Visa and MasterCard.
Please enter: for American Express - 4 digits on front of card; for Visa and Mastercard - last 3 digits on back of card:
This number is printed on your MasterCard &
Visa cards in the signature area of the back of the card. (it is the
last 3 digits AFTER the credit card number in the signature area of
You can find your four-digit card verification
number on the front of your American Express credit card above the
credit card number on either the right or the left side of your
What is the CVV Number?CARD VERIFICATION VALUE
CVV is a new authentication procedure established by
credit card companies to further efforts towards reducing fraud for
internet transactions. It consists of requiring a card holder to enter the
CVV number in at transaction time to verify that the card is on hand.The
CVV code is a security feature for "card not present" transactions (e.g.,
Internet transactions), and now appears on most (but not all) major credit
and debit cards. This new feature is a three- or four-digit code which
provides a cryptographic check of the information embossed on the card.
Therefore, the CVV code is not part of the card number itself.
The CVV code helps ascertain that the customer placing
the order actually possesses the credit/debit card and that the card
account is legitimate. Each credit card company has its own name for the
CVV code, but it functions the same for all major card types. (VISA refers
to the code as CVV2, MasterCard calls it CVC2, and American Express calls
The back panel of most Visa/MasterCard cards contain the
full 16-digit account number, followed by the CVV/CVC code. Some banks,
though, only show the last four digits of the account number followed
the code. To aid in the prevention of fraudulent credit card use,
we now require the 3 or 4 digit code on the back of your credit card. When you
submit your credit card information your data is protected by Secure
Socket Layer (SSL) technology certified by a digital certificate.