The CVV Security Code

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Card Security Code


The Card Security Code (CSC), also called Card Verification Value or Code (CVV or CVC), is a security feature for credit and debit card transactions, giving increased protection against credit card fraud.

Where to Find the Code

MasterCard, Visa and Discover

The Card Security Code is located on the back of MasterCard, Visa and Discover credit or debit cards and is typically a separate group of 3 digits to the right of the signature strip.

American Express

The code is a printed (NOT embossed) group of four digits on the front of the card towards the right.