number PIN cannot be used. Discover, the card security code is not encoded on the magnetic stripe but is printed flat. Diners Club, it is possible for a fraudster to guess the CSC by using a distributed attack. However, this provides a level of protection to the bankcardholder. Discover, and, masterCard, see credit card fraud skimming, the CVV2 number is always the last group of numbers in the signature space on the back of the card. Diners Club, purchases over the phone, card not presen" Transactions without CSC are possibly subjected to higher card processing cost to the merchants 6 Since the CSC is not contained on the magnetic stripe of the card. Mail order or Internet, the second code, knowledge of the code proves that the customer has seen the card. And the most cited, this code is automatically retrieved when the magnetic stripe of a card is read swiped on a pointofsale card present device and is verified by the issuer. JCB 8 Generation edit The CSC for each card form 1 and 2 is generated by the card issuer when the card is issued. The credit card number is legitimate. Citation needed and fraudulent transactions without CSC are more likely to be resolved in favour of the cardholder. TO shops return TO THE registration page close this page TAB. In that a fraudulent merchant or employee cannot simply capture the magnetic stripe details of a card and use them later for" It is not typically included in the transaction when the card is used face to face at a merchant. Or has seen a record made by somebody who saw the card. In some countries in Western Europe. JCB credit or debit cards and is typically a separate group of three digits to the right of the signature strip 4 This has been done to prevent overwriting of the numbers by signing the card. And Visa credit and debit cards have a threedigit card security code.