CVV stands for ‘Card Verification Value’. It is a three-digit number that is printed on the back of your debit card or credit card. This number is essential for completing online transactions. The CC code offers an additional layer of security to card transactions as it is unique to every card.
Where to find CVV Number?
Finding a CVV number in your debit or credit card is simple. It is printed on the backside of your card. You just have to turn the card and look for a three-digit number that is written just below the magnetic strip. The first three or four digits of CVV number are hidden by the magnetic strip, leaving only the last three digits visible. These three digits are required to complete any online transaction.
Most people get confused between CVV and debit/credit card PIN. Although, CVV is also required to complete a transaction but this number is different from a PIN. The PIN is sent to your registered mobile number to carry out the transaction, whereas CVV is already printed on the card. Also, PIN can be of four or six digits long, but CVV is a three-digit number in most cases, and four-digits in rare cases.