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Card Security Code

A security feature on credit/debit cards and “Network Branded” prepaid cards to protect against fraud. The first code, known as CVV1 or CVC1, is encoded on the magnetic stripe of the card and used when the card is physically presented at a “POS”. The second code, known as CVV2 or CVC2, is printed on the card and used for “Card Not Present” transactions, typically online or by telephone.

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