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    About Your Credit Card Security Code


    Where can I find my Security Code?





    What is the Security Code?

    It is a feature for credit cards designed especially for Internet security. It now appears on the back of most Visa and MasterCards, and on the front of American Express cards. The security code helps validate that the account is legitimate and the customer placing the online order actually has the credit card in their possession.



    How does the Security Code protect me?

    The security code is only printed on the card. It is not contained in the magnetic stripe information, nor does it appear on sales receipts, billing statements or order confirmations. This is a huge safeguard for you, the card holder. When you enter your Card Security Code, you assist the merchant in verifying that the order is being placed by you.



    Do I have to enter this Security Code?

    If this code is printed on your card, it must be entered. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express now require Internet stores to obtain the security code for all cards that have a code printed on them. In order for this transaction to be accepted and processed, you must enter this code if it's printed on your card. Remember, this is done for your protection.



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    Where can I find the Security Code?


    Visa, Mastercard & Discover Card 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. Enter those 3 numbers in the "Credit Card Security Code " box on our online order form.



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    American Express 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. Enter those 4 numbers in the "Credit Card Security Code " box on our online order form.



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