What is a CVV number?

Modified on Thu, 18 Nov 2021 at 11:22 PM

A CVV2 code is a three-digit code located on the back of a credit card or after the credit card number on the signature strip of a Visa, MasterCard, and Discover card (see images below).


American Express cardholders can locate a four-digit code on the front of the card above the account number. This code serves the same purpose as a CVV2 code.



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