CVV2 / CVC2 Credit Cards Security Codes|
In order to process payments with Visa and Mastercard credit cards, we now
need an additional element : the CVV2 or CVC2 security code. This 3 digit code
is found on the back of your credit card.
What is CVV2 or CVC2 and why do you need them?
The CVV2/CVC2 is a three-digit security code that is
printed on the back of credit cards. This code is used to establish that you are
in posession of the card used for the payment. All MasterCard cards, both credit
and debit, were required to contain CVC2 by January 1, 1997. Visa cards must
have a CVV2 by January 1, 2001.
Where is CVV2 located on my card?
The CVV2 three-digit value is printed just above the signature panel in
reverse italics on the back of your card. Usually it is preceded by your card number. Click for illustrations showing
the location of this code on a
and on a Visa.
I found a number on the back of my card, but it has more than 3
We only need the last 3 digits of this number (the other are just a repetition of your credit card number).