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What is a security code?

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What is a security code?

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The security code is a special code feature on your credit card that protects you from fraud and ensures the utmost security of your credit card transaction. These numbers are only visible when the card is present, so this assists us in verifying that the cardholder is placing the order.

Where can I find the this security code? This important security feature appears on the back of most Visa, MasterCard and Discover Network cards, and on the front of American Express cards. This code is a three or four-digit number which provides a cryptographic check of the information associated with the card. The security code helps validate that the customer placing the order has the credit card in his/her possession.

The security code number adds an extra level of confidence to your transactions. The number is not stored by us and is never printed by us.



Visa, MasterCard and Discover Network Users
Flip your card over and look at the signature box. You should see either the entire 16-digit credit card number or just the last four digits followed by a special 3-digit code. This 3-digit code is your card security code.

American Express Credit Card Users
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.