Card Verification Value (CVV2)

A new security feature for card-not-present transactions now appears on the back of most Visa/Mastercard cards. This new feature is a three-digit value which provides a cryptographic check of the information embossed on the card.

The CVV2 three-digit value is printed on the signature panel on the back of Visa cards immediately following the Visa card account number. For Mastercards, it is the last 3 digits out of the 7 printed on the signature panel of the card.