Visa gift cards provide a fine alternative to giving cash which can be lost or checks which must be cashed. These cards can be used at any merchant that accepts Visa cards and even come in reloadable versions that can be emptied and filled again and again. Additionally, the card can be registered online to check the balance, access account information, and authorize it for purchases over the internet or telephone. The first step to account registration is locating your security code.
Take the Visa Gift card to a well lit area. Turn the card over so that the sixteen-digit account number is facing downward.
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Locate the black magnetic stripe used for swiping the Visa card.
Look below the magnetic stripe for the next horizontal stripe on the card.
The security code will be the last three digits printed along that stripe.