FORBES: Political Scandal Developing Surrounding Credit Card Donations?

October 10, 2012

A new report released from the Government Accountability Institute shows that nearly half the members of Congress do not require consumers to give their CVV number when making online credit card donations to their political campaigns.

The Card Verification Value number is the three or four digit number that is usually imprinted on the back of a credit card. Providing the CVV number when making an online purchase or donation proves that you actually have the physical credit or debit card, helping to protect the consumer and reduce credit card fraud.

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