How many times have you certified and stamped a copy of both sides of a credit card for a client?
You will recall that the credit card security code, also known as the card verification value (or CVV) is the 3-4 digit code usually found on the back of the credit card. The intended purpose of the CVV is to provide an added layer of security when making purchases over the internet — it helps to verify that you’re in possession of the card because the code shouldn’t be known to anyone other than the cardholder. It is essentially a way of counteracting credit card fraud.
But what happens to the certified copy once it leaves the clients possession? where does it end up? and who has access to the copy? All good questions and you might say that it is not your problem, as it is the client’s documentation, True, but it does make you think should the CVV numbers be ‘blacked’ out before photocopying!