What is a Card Security Code?

The card security code is a unique number which is printed on all Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Maestro cards. To determine your Card Security Code (it is often known as CSC or CVV2). Follow the instructions below for your credit card.

CSC Location for Visa, MasterCard and Maestro:

The CSC is the three-digit number located on the back of the credit card, immediately after the last four digits of the credit card number.

CSC Location for Discover:

The CSC is the three-digit number located on the back of the credit card, immediately after the 16-digit credit card number.

CSC Location for American Express:

The CSC is the four-digit number located on the front of the credit card. The four-digit number is located on the right or left above the account number.