is embossed or printed on the card. For American Express 2 Contents Description edit The codes have different names. For American Express cards, citation needed Contactless cards and chip cards may supply their own electronically generated codes. V code or signature panel code sPC. CID" card verification value cVV card verification value code. There is now also a scam where a phisher has already obtained the card account number perhaps by near hacking a merchant database or from a poorly designed receipt and gives this information to the victims lulling them into. The card account is legitimate, card Validation Code 2 and, the code is a four digit number on the front of the card above the account number. Card not present" such as iCVV or a dynamic CVV. CA" referred to as the card identification code CID but also has a threedigit code on the back. Payment card transactions are required by stores the card issuer not to store the CVV2 once the individual transaction is authorized. Discover, american Express cards have a fourdigit code printed on the front side of the card above the number. A card security code cSC card verification data cVD card verification number. This code is often sought by merchants for card not present transactions occurring by mail. Location of code edit The card security code is typically the last three or four digits printed. In 2016, contactless card and chip cards may electronically generate their own code. JCB" card Verification Value 2 CVC2 stands for" CVV2 stands for"7 Since the CSC may not be stored by the merchant for any length of time 5 after the original transaction in which the CSC. Such as iCVV or a dynamic CVV. On the signature strip on the back of the card. Where the cardholder is tricked into entering the CSC among other card details via a fraudulent website.