What is a CVV

The Card Verification Value (CVV or CV2) is a security feature for credit or debit card transactions, giving increased protection against credit card fraud.

Location of CVV

Visa, MasterCard & Discover


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

American Express


The CVV is located on the front of American Express cards. It is a printed (not embossed) group of four digits on the right side of the card, above the card number.

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