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What is the CVC?
What is the CVC?

Learn what a CVC is and where it is located on a card.

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Written by Meredith Owens
Updated over a week ago

The CVC, or "Card Verification Code," is an extra security measure we employ to help prevent fraud. It's a common measure taken for most online websites, so you've likely seen it before. It can also be called the CVV, CSC, or CVN.

How to find it

  • For Visa, MasterCard, Discover, JCB, and Diners Club cards, this is a three digit number located on the back of your card.

  • For American Express cards, this is the four digit number located on the front of your card.

Note: It is not your ATM PIN number.

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