Credit Card Security Code

This additional security measure helps protect both the buyer and the seller in combatting credit card fraud. If you do not have this code handy, you may submit your order without it.

The Card Security Code (CSC) is a 3 or 4 digit number printed on the back of a credit card (typically in the signature field or just above it). The number appears only on the card itself (not on receipts or statements) so it can provide some indication that the physical card is in the possession of the buyer.

The CSC is submitted with the order form and the cardholder’s bank returns a Yes/No response on whether the value matches the number on file at the bank. We then accept or reject orders based on this information.

On some cards, all or part of the card number appears before the CSC, for example, 1234 567. In the drawing, 1234123412341234 is the credit card number, and 567 is the CSC.