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with CVV2 for your protection
Card Thieves hate it. But you'll love it knowing it will help to keep your
credit card safe and reduce fraud.
CVV2 is a new authentication scheme
established by credit card companies to further efforts towards reducing
fraud for internet transactions. It consists of requiring a card holder to
enter the CVV2 number in at transaction time to verify that the card is on
The Credit Card Validation Code is a 3 or 4 digit security code printed
on the card. We use this code, as well as Address and Zip Code
verification, to make decisions on whether to accept charges. This
increases our commitment to protect consumers from fraud and reduces our
exposure to fraud.
Visa & MasterCard:
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 the card).
All MasterCard cards were required to have CVC by January 1, 1997.
All Visa cards were required to have CVV by January 1, 2001.
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 by the code.