What is CVV2
What is CVV2?
CVV2 (Card Verification Value 2) is an authentication process established by credit card companies to further efforts towards reducing fraud for internet or other transactions where the credit card is not physically present. It consists of requiring a card holder to supply the CVV2 number at the transaction time to verify that the card is on hand.

  Visa, MasterCard & Discover:
visa_cvv2.gif (10472 bytes) This number is printed on your Visa, MasterCard, & Discover cards in the signature area of the back of the card. (it is the last 3 digits AFTER the credit card number in the signature area of the card).

  American Express:
amex_cvv2.gif (20919 bytes) American Express cards show the cvv2 printed above and to the right of the imprinted card number on the front of the card.
 
Please be aware that some credit cards do not carry a CVV2 number. If this applies to your credit card then please enter three zeroes (000) in the box if requested on an order form.

Issuing Bank
The name of the Issuing Bank is the bank that issued you the credit card used for payment. This information can be found on your bank statement, or the front/back of your credit card.

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