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card verification value (CVV)

The Card Verification Value (CVV) is a verification number used in credit cards to verify the identity of

the holder. The CVV verification number is intended to prevent possible fraud

as much as possible.The Card Verification Value (CVV) is also known as the Card ValidationCode (CVC) or the Card Security

Code (CSC).

Credit card back with card verification number (CVV), photo: help.gopay.com

Credit card back with card verification number (CVV), photo: help.gopay.com

For credit cards, the CVV value consists of two codes: One code is stored on the magnetic strip on the back of the card and can be read when the magnetic strip is swiped through a card reader. The second code is a three- or four-digit number

printed in a small box on the back of some credit cards, near the signature area. The combination of both code parts is sufficiently effective against fraud attempts.

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Updated at: 13.01.2017
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