Frequently Asked Questions about VIC Number
What is the
"VIC Number" and what is it for?
To help guard against fraud, the major credit
card companies have implemented a security feature for "card not present"
transactions to ensure the credit card is actually in the possession of the user
during the time of the transaction. The "VIC Number" is a three or four digit,
non-embossed (flat) number printed on the front or back of the credit card that
provides an extra level of security for you and MovieTickets.com. This number is
not stored in the magnetic stripe or by MovieTickets.com, nor does it appear on
sales receipts or statements.
"VIC Number" is a generic term for this
security feature. Visa and Electron call this security feature "CVV2" (Card
Verification Value 2). MasterCard, Eurocard, Maestro, Switch, and Solo call this
security feature "CVC2" (Card Validation Code 2). American Express and Discover
call this security feature "CID" (Card Identification Number).
Where is the
"VIC Number" located?
Visa / MasterCard / Discover
Visa/Electron (CVV2), MasterCard/Eurocard/Maestro/Switch/Solo (CVC2), and
Discover (CID), the "VIC Number" is a 3-digit, non-embossed (flat), reverse
italics number printed on the signature panel on the back of the card
immediately following the 16-digit credit card number. Sometimes, only the last
4-digits of the credit number are listed before the "VIC Number".American
For American Express (CID), the "VIC Number" is a 4-digit,
non-embossed (flat) number printed on the front of every American Express Card
on either the left or right side. The "VIC Number" is always located above the
embossed (raised) credit card number on the face of the card. In some instances,
the "VIC Number" is located on the left side of the credit card, but is always
above the account number. Some cards have a four-digit number embossed below the
account number, but this is not the CID number.
What if I
cannot locate the "VIC Number" on my credit card?
If you cannot locate your "VIC Number" number on
your credit card, please call Conference America Customer Service at
If your credit card does not have a "VIC Number" number,
please contact your bank or card issuer for more details.