Verification Number

What is a card verification number and where do I find it?

The Card Verification Number/Code anti-fraud system was created so that if someone gets possession of your credit card numbers they also need to have possession of your physical card in order to use the card. Visa calls this number the CVV2 (Card Verification Value). For MasterCard, it is the CVC2 (Card Validation Code).

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The verification number is a 3-digit number printed on the back of your card. It appears after and to the right of your card number.

Credit card verification number illustration

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