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7.25.2015

How to find your credit card security code

Where your credit card security code is located
WHERE TO FIND YOUR
CARD'S SECURITY CODE
Every credit card has a security code used to help verify that the card is in your possession. Here are the codes' locations on American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa cards:
 It doesn't matter what you call them -- a card security code (CSC), card verification value (CVV or CV2), card verification code (CVC) or even a card code verification (CCV) -- those three or four digits provide an additional measure of credit card security when you make purchases online or by mail order. But, finding them can be confusing, especially if you've never made an online purchase with that specific card. 

The card security code "is one in a series of steps that merchants can take to prevent fraud and verify that the order is being placed by the actual cardholder," says Matthew Towson, senior manager of community affairs for Discover Financial Services, adding that in most cases, the only way for a cardholder to provide the security code is to actually be in possession of the card.

Where you find the security code depends on the card. If you have a Visa, MasterCard or Discover, turn the card over. In the signature box or just to the right of it, you will see a series of digits. However long the series, the final three digits are the security code.

American Express cardholders can find their security code on the front of the card, either to the left or right of the embossed 15-digit card number. These four digits are printed in black, not embossed.

Even as card issuers switch over to chip-equipped cards, security codes will still be printed and used the same way they are now, according to Doug Johnson, vice president of risk management policy for the American Bankers Association.

"For consumers who are conducting online transactions, it's still an important security measure to have," he said. "As we move to chip cards the goal is not to move away from those other important security measures that help protect consumers."

If you can't read the security code for any reason, call the issuing financial institution on the customer service number listed on the back of your credit card. Each financial institution will have its own guidelines for how to handle illegible security codes, but it may require reissuing the card.

Since the security code is a safety feature, just like your PIN, you will want to protect it. Generally, as long as you have a secure connection, you can safely provide it during online transactions.

 The merchant is prohibited, for security purposes, from storing the code. However, never provide it to anyone, whether you know them or not, in an email (email is unsecured communication).

 Once someone else has your security code, card number and card expiration, it will appear to an online merchant that the someone else, not you, is actually in possession of the card.


6.25.2015

How to find the security code on a credit card

How to find the security code on a credit card

Find out where to locate the security code on your credit card.



Visa, MasterCard, Discover, JCB, and Diners Club

The security code is a three-digit number on the back of your credit card, immediately following your main card number.

American Express

The security code is a four-digit number located on the front of your credit card, to the right above your main credit card number.

If your security code is missing or illegible, call the bank or credit card establishment referenced on your card for assistance.
If you are not sure if you can use a particular credit card for your purchase, visit the appropriate support page:

12.28.2012

What is a validation code?

What is a validation code?



CVC-code (Card Validation Code)

The CVC code (or CID - card identification code) is an added security feature on all major credit cards. The CVC is used for verification and validation in environments where a credit card is not physically present, such as ordering goods and services over the phone, via the internet or by mail. The CVC-code is a number uniquely connected to your personal credit card.

For Visa or Euro/MasterCard holders


What is a validation code?

You will find the CVC 3 digit code on the back of your credit card, on the slip where your signature is placed.

The CVC code is the 3 numbers directly after your complete credit card number, which is the same as shown on the front of the card (see example above).
Note: The digits are printed on your card, rather then stamped in the plastic like the digits in your credit card number so if you always carry your card in your back pocket you probably can't read it anymore.
For American Express card holders



What is a validation code?
The CVC code is the group of numbers immediately following your credit card number and located slightly above the stamped numbers. For American Express there are 4 digits on the front of the card in the area shown by the graphic above.
Note: The digits are printed on your card, rather then stamped in the plastic like the digits in your credit card number.

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