What is a CVV Code?
The CVV code is your card security ID number (also called a "card verification code" or "security code"), a three- or four-digit number printed on most major credit cards and debit cards.
Why do we request card security IDs?
We request your card security ID number to enhance the security of your transaction. The ID number appears on the card itself, and by requesting this number, we are helping to ensure that the cardholder is actually holding the card. This practice reduces the chance that an unauthorized person is fraudulently using your credit or debit card. We do not permanently store security ID numbers in our system. We will request the ID number whenever a customer uses a credit or debit card to purchase items online.
Where can I find the card security ID?
You can find the the Card Security Code on the back of MasterCard, Visa and Discover credit or debit cards. It is a separate group of 3 digits on or to the right of the signature strip. On American Express cards, the Card Security Code is a printed (not embossed) group of 4 digits on the front towards the right.
What if my card doesn't have a card security ID?
Not all credit and debit cards have a card security ID number. If your card does not have one, please leave the 'Card Security Code' text box blank.
What if I can't read my card security ID?
If your card has a card security ID number but you cannot read it, you cannot use that card to complete your transaction. Please contact your credit or debit card issuer for assistance with the problematic card, or use another card.