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What is the Card ID? 

Card ID- Four-digit assigned number present only on an American Express brand credit or debit card used to validate the consumer has the card in his or her possession. 

       A 3-digit, non-embossed number printed on the signature panel on the back of the card immediately following the Visa card account number. This number is recorded as an additional security precaution. A 4 digit, non-embossed number printed above your account number on the face of your card.

The first digit in your credit-card number signifies the system:

  • 3 – travel/entertainment cards (such as American Express and Diners Club)
  • 4 – Visa
  • 5 – MasterCard
  • 6 – Discover Card

The structure of the card number varies by system. For example, American Express card numbers start with 37; Carte Blanche and Diners Club with 38.

  • American Express – Digits three and four are type and currency, digits five through 11 are the account number, digits 12 through 14 are the card number within the account and digit 15 is a check digit.
  • Visa – Digits two through six are the bank number, digits seven through 12 or seven through 15 are the account number and digit 13 or 16 is a check digit.
  • MasterCard – Digits two and three, two through four, two through five or two through six are the bank number (depending on whether digit two is a 1, 2, 3 or other). The digits after the bank number up through digit 15 are the account number, and digit 16 is a check digit.
Card Verification Value (CVV) provides an additional level of online fraud protection. The number is located on your credit card and is generally three to four digits long. See below for examples of number placement on the cards we accept.
AMEX CVV Code Card IDAMEX
A four digit non-embossed number on the face of the card
Dicover CVV CodeDiscover
A three digit non-embossed number on the back of the card printed within the signature panel after the account number.
Mastercard CVV CodeMasterCard
A three digit non-embossed number on the back of the card printed within the signature panel after the account number.
Visa CVV CodeVISA
A three digit non-embossed number on the back of the card printed within the signature panel after the account number.

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