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I confirm that Amazon strangely doesn't make use of CVC (also "CVV" or "CVV2"), however there's nothing magical about Amazon itself, it's all up to the bank to accept payments without this security code. For instance in my case I wasn't able to associate a master card as a payment method because my bank probably didn't accept charging without this code. I ...


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Allow me to answer your question with a different example. Any PCI service provider (e.g. processors, fraud services, etc) is likely to use test card numbers. Test card numbers will have valid Luhn Algorithm (mod 10) numbers and even valid IINs (apparently BIN is now called IIN! Who knew?). The associated name and expiration information, if any are used, ...


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If a non-valid card was exposed, who is at risk and whose date has been exposed? Since its not a valid card, there is no "card holder". In the intro the the PCI DSS 3.0: The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was developed to encourage and enhance cardholder data security and facilitate the broad adoption of consistent data ...


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What you need to do is learn the tricks of the trade. What likely happened was your card was read by a "Skimmer" and then re-programmed on another card. Many Credit Card Companies make gift cards that look very similar to a real credit card, which makes life easier for a would be thief as finding a legit looking credit card has become much easier. Your best ...



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