Do you have to erase your visual cryptogram ?
A Visual Cryptogram (cvv) is a group of 3 numbers printed on the back of your credit card and used to secure your on-line payments.
In most cases, this code is located next to your signature on the back of the card.
Problem : thieves may easily memorize the card number, the expiration date AND the cryptogram to place an order on the Net with your money.
You may wonder why this crucial information is clearly displayed on your card. That is as if your PIN was printed directly on your card.
Here is an easy way to protect your money: ERASE the numbers after memorizing them or writing them on a safe place.
Your credit card will work perfectly without them, either on a ATM or on a credit card terminal. This has been tested and works in all cases.
In some cases, the cvv is embedded in your credit card. In this case, you will have to slightly cut into your credit card then to infill the gap and trace a large line with a black marker where the 3 digits were.
Obviously, as said before you will have safe-kept the cvv, otherwise...