What is a CVV2 code and where can it be found?

The CVV2 Code is not your PIN number, but a security code designed for your safety and security. "CVV" stands for "Card Verification Value" (Discover Card calls it the "Cardmember ID"). This protects you and us from fraud, since the CVV2 Code is never displayed on credit card receipts. You will find this number displayed on your credit card in the location illustrated below:


For Visa / MasterCard / Discover cards the three-digit verification number (CVV2) code is in the signature area on the back of your credit card far right side. Your credit card number should be printed here along with a three-digit number at the end. (see illustration)
(This is NOT the last 3 digits of your credit card number but the last three digits after the credit card number.)


For American Express cards, you can find your four-digit verification number (CVV2) on the front of your credit card above the credit card number on either the right or the left side of your credit card. (see illustration)