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CVV Codes: Why do They Exist?

CVV (Card Verification Value) codes are either three or four-digit numbers that are printed on either the front or back of credit and debit cards. This system was created to provide an extra layer of security to merchants and card issuing banks against fraudulent transactions in card not present purchases. Two Types of Codes These…

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Industry Terms: AVS

This is the latest installment in The Official Merchant Services Blog’s Knowledge Base effort. We want to make the payment processing industry’s terms and buzzwords clear. We want to remove any and all confusion merchants might have about how the industry works. Host Merchant Services promises: the company delivers personal service and clarity. So we’re going to take some time…

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Industry Terms: CVV

This is the latest installment in The Official Merchant Services Blog’s Knowledge Base effort.  We want to make the payment processing industry’s terms and buzzwords clear.  We will eliminate any and all confusion merchants might have about how the industry works.  At Host Merchant Services, we promise to deliver personal service and clarity.  So we’re going…

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