What is a Credit Card Security Code?
The Card Security Code (CVV) is a 3 or 4 digit number printed on your credit card. It provides added security when you use your card on the Internet or over the phone. The number appears only on the card itself, not on receipts or statements.
We ask for the security code when you enter your payment information. This helps ensure that anyone placing an order has the card in his or her possession and is not using a stolen credit card number.
Each credit card company has a different name for the security code and puts it in a different place.
Visa / Mastercard / Discover Networks
The validation number for Visa, Mastercard and Discover Network is a 3-digit number printed on the back of your card. It appears after and to the right of your card number. On new Visa cards, the code is embedded nearby in the plastic. For your safety and security, please enter this number on the appropriate field on the payment page.
The American Express validation number is a 4-digit number printed on the front of your card. It appears after and to the right of your card number. For your safety and security, please enter this number on the appropriate field on the payment page. Note: some American Express cards have a 4-digit number below the account number. This is not the security code CVV.