What if my credit card does not have a CCV/CVV code?

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Background

CCV/CVV codes were added by the payment card industry as an online purchase security measure.  Any online purchases must be made with a credit card that contains a CCV/CVV code.

Solutions

Please see the solutions below for each type of card:

Diner's Club Card

  • Diner's Club Cards issued prior to 2015 have no CVV code. Diners club changed ownership and now runs on Discover's technology. All Diners Club cards approved for online transactions now include a CVV code.
  • Solution: Get a new diners club card

Debit Cards

  • Debit cards without CVVs are not approved for online transactions.
  • Solution: Get a new Card from your bank

Credit Cards

  • Credit Cards missing a Security Code are either not approved for international transactions and/or not approved for online transactions.
  • Solution: Ask for a new card from your card provider that has a CVV code and is approved for international and online transactions
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