How to find your credit card's security code

Make any purchase these days where your credit card isn't physically swiped and you're sure to be asked for the security code that goes with your credit card. This small block of numbers, ranging from 3-4 digits, add security to your card and help prevent fraudulent use. On most cards the security code is located on the back, to the right of the signature block, but since it can move around here's an easy way to find the security code on any credit card.

Another important thing to remember is that while websites and order forms will call your credit card's security code one of the following 5 abbreviations; CSC, CVV, CV2, CVC or CCV, they are all looking for the same thing. Here's how to find the security code on any credit card in a matter of seconds.