For additional protection, we ask for the security code on your card. This unique three-digit number is physically printed onto your card, therefore you must have the card in your possession in order to use it. It is not embossed onto your card and is not shown on your card receipt or your statement. As a result, it is difficult for anyone other than the cardholder to make a purchase. As an additional security precaution to better protect against card fraud we require that you enter this code.