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For Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards, the card code is the last 3 digit number
located on the back of your card on or above your signature line.
For an American Express card, it is the 4 digits on the FRONT above the end of your card number.
This helps validate that a genuine card is being used during a transaction, especially in situations like mail orders, telephone orders or Internet orders where the card is not present. All MasterCard cards, both credit and debit, were required to contain CVC2 by January 1, 1997; all Visa cards must contain CVV2 by January 1, 2001. Beginning in October 2003, Discover requires the card code for all Discover transactions. By using the card code results along with the Address Verification Service (AVS), we can make more informed decisions about whether to accept transactions and reduce fraudulent transactions.
What if I can't find or can't read my Card Code?
Then leave the Card Code field on the order form blank.
The merchant credit card processor makes a decision whether to accept or decline your card.
If there is an issue, then we will contact you directly to discuss.
Thank you for your information.
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