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What is a CV2/CVV number?

A Card Verification Value ( CVV/ CV2 ) is a number found on your debit or credit card. On MasterCard and Visa cards, this is 3 digit number found at the back of your card. On American Express cards, this is a 4 digit number found at the front of your card.

User CVV number proves to merchants that you have the physical card with you and helps keep you safe. Most online shopping outlets require the use on the CV2 number during checkout. 

Please note that CVV numbers are NOT your card's secret PIN (Personal Identification Number). One should never use one in place of the other.

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