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We do not accept CVV sales
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CVV sales, trading or distributing of any kind are not accepted in this forum. Anyone making forum posts about CVV sales are breaking our forum rules about spam, scamming and illegal activity. These will result in a permanent ban, by IP if necessary. 


What are CVV sales?

CVV or CSC is a security code on the back of credit cards, providing an extra security while paying online. However, sketchy websites and online card terminals might save your credit card information and attempt to sell it later. Also, hackers might successfully obtain credit card information from trusted websites by hacking. 

Withdrawing money from others' credit card is risky and higly illegal, and hard to convert into solid cash without being caught. Therefore, the obtained informaton is usually sold to professionals who can carefully "launder" the money. Or even worse, they sell it to gullible small time criminals, which will most probably end up behind bars short time after.


How can I avoid my credit card information being snatched when paying?

Most payment terminals are secure, but might get hacked. Paying by PayPal, Skrill or any major payment website, will always be the most safe option. These major websites spend a fortune on security, and are always up to date with the safest solutions. Almost any website may get an agreement with PayPal to process their payments, so not having this is rarely an excuse. 

If not, any website using a non-affiliated payment processor (paypal-like) will be the safest option. If you're insecure, look up the company processing the payment online.

If the websites does not have any options of paying by PayPal or similar, make sure the payment website is SSL-secure with a secured certificate. For the payment to be SSL-secure, four things must be in order when the payment part of the website is entered:
  • A padlock icon to the left of the address bar
  • The address bar turns green, or a green label appears to the left of the address bar, usually containing the company name
  • A trust seal saying "VeriSign Secure" or similar
  • The URL in the address bar starts with "https://"
This secures that the website has been issued a certificate by a trusted security company issuing such, and SSL encryption prevents the opportunity for hackers to "listen on the wire" and snatch up your payment information while it's sent over the internet. 

Note that a yellow/brown label next to the address bar, is still SSL-encrypted, but not approved by a certification company. This means the website still might attempt to save your credit card information. 

NEVER pay on a website without SSL encryption at all, meaning no colored label by the address bar, and no "https://" address, these are eldorados for hackers. Also, avoid paying on a public network, or a network without password protection, these are easy for hackers to listen on. Instead, switch over to 3G, 4G etc. roaming just while paying, you can safely switch back after.

A little lesson on safe payments, based on personal knowledge, and information from verisign.com.
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