What is CVV2?
CVV2 is an important security feature for credit card transactions
on the Internet and over the phone. "CVV" stands for "Card
Verification Value" (Discover Card calls it the "Cardmember
- It is the three-digit number printed in the signature
space on the back of most credit cards, such as Visa, Mastercard, and Discover cards. The
CVV2 number is always the last group of numbers in the signature space
on the back of the card. It is not part of your regular credit card
- It is a four-digit number on the front of American
Express cards. It is printed (flat), not embossed like the card
The CVV2 number enhances fraud protection and helps to validate
customer has the credit card in their possession.
credit card number is legitimate
By helping to prevent credit card fraud, the CVV2 number keeps
costs down for everyone.