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Card Security Code

When you enter your credit card information on our online order form, you'll be asked for a "Card Security Code". You may be wondering what this is.


What is a Card Security Code?

Why does it provide additional security?

Where is it on my card...
What is a Card Security Code?

It's a special security feature on your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card. It's been there for a while, but you may not have had the need to use it before.


Why does it provide additional security?

If you look at your card, you'll see that these numbers are not embossed (raised), so they're not read into traditional credit card readers. In other words, they're only available to you if you have the card in your possession. When a merchant, like us, asks you for your card security code, you're helping us verify that the card you're using is yours and that it's in your possession. That way, someone else can't use your card just by having the number and expiration date.


Where is it on my...

Visa: Turn your card over and examine the signature box. You will see a 16-digit credit card number followed by a 3-digit code. This 3-digit code is your Card Security Code.


Discover/Novus Card: Turn your card over and examine the signature box. You will see a 16-digit credit card number followed by a 3-digit code. This 3-digit code is your Card Security Code.


MasterCard: Turn your card over and examine the signature box. You will see a 16-digit credit card number followed by a 3-digit code. This 3-digit code is your Card Security Code.


American Express: Look for the 4-digit code printed on the front of your card just above and to the right of your main credit card number. This 4-digit code is your Card Security Code.


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