What are CVV2/CVC2/CID Codes?

CVV2 (Card Verification Value), CVC2 (Card Validation Code) and CID (Card Identification #) codes are a new authentication scheme established by credit card companies to further efforts towards reducing fraud for internet transactions. It consists of requiring a card holder to enter the CVV2, CVC2 or CID codes in at transaction time to verify that the card is on hand. You can find these codes as shown in pictures below. If your credit card does not have one of the codes, please contact your credit card company to get a new credit card to allow us to process your credit card in secure way. Orders placed by new customers with the CVV2/CVC2/CID field left blank will be put on hold and we will contact you to verify your information.

Visa, MasterCard, and Diners Club cards have CVV2 and CVC2 security codes that are 3 digits in length, and they are located on the back of the card and are the last 3 digits (see diagram below).

American Express credit cards have a CID security code that is 4 digits in length, and it's located on the front of the card in different areas (see diagram below).


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