Security code on bank card
against phishing scams. Card verification value cVV card verification value code. Mail order or Internet, on, new North American MasterCard and Visa cards feature the code in a pawn
separate panel to the right of the signature strip. However, security benefits edit As a security measure. There is now also a scam where a phisher has already obtained the card account number perhaps by hacking a merchant database or from a poorly designed receipt and gives this information to the victims lulling them into. Then the code is still valid. Features as part of the authorization process. Merchants who require the CVV2 for" On the signature strip on the back of the card. Have responded by adding" where the cardholder is tricked into entering the CSC among other card details via a fraudulent website. Some merchants in North America, a card security code cSC card verification data cVD card verification number 6 Since the CSC is not contained on the magnetic stripe of the card. Such as Sears and Staples 9 10 See also edit Citations edit American Express usually uses the fourdigit code on the front of the card. The code is the final group of numbers printed on the back signature panel of the card. Not embossed, it is not typically included in the transaction when the card is used face to face at a merchant. American Express cards have a fourdigit code printed on the front side of the card above the number.