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Construction Specifications Canada (CSC)

A nonprofit organization devoted to the standardization of construction documents in Canada; used in both the private and public sectors. The MasterFormat has been adopted as the basis for a numbering and titling system for the Canadian National Master Specification (NMS). Head office: 120 Carlton St., Toronto ON M5A 4K2, Canada.


(1) (Card Security Code) A three-digit or four-digit number printed on the front or back of credit cards for security purposes. Called "Card Verification Value" (CVV) by Visa, "Card Validation Code" (CVC) by MasterCard and "Card Identification (CID) by American Express and Discover, the number is requested by merchants to ensure that people actually have the card in their possession. The CSC is also written into the magnetic stripe.

(2) (Common Short Codes) See short code.

(3) (Compact System Camera) See mirrorless camera.
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As with AVS, the CVV response is only provided as additional information for the merchant; however, a match will not protect the merchant from possible chargebacks on the transaction.
There were no trisyllabic forms in which the lengthened consonant was preceded by a CVV first syllable.
The cashier didn't use a swipe card and instead took my CVV number to make the transaction
Rich and his team were behind another successful charity single for CVV - What Colour Is The Wind - featuring Welsh singer and entertainer Mike Doyle, which has so far raised pounds 10,500.
CVV codes can't be stored with a simple magnetic swipe of a credit card, and the businesses that process payments are not allowed to store the codes after a transaction, so they provide another defense against fraud.
CVV is a recognized human pathogen (5) that has been linked to severe encephalitis and multiorgan failure.
Utilizing the familiar CVV code on the back of cards, this patented technology allows cardholders to generate a unique, secure, one-time use card security code for each transaction made online or via phone, affording a level of security that is unmatched by existing fraud prevention technologies.
an agreement with a control center for directing services in the context of transport products and initially the CVV.
The CVV feature delivered by The Investigator Pro complements Securus' robust suite of investigative tools which enable correctional facilities to intercept and prevent criminal activity.
As indicated by Artprice within hours of the CVV's press release, courteous exchanges have taken place between Artprice and the CVV in the form of official letters.
Current so-called solutions, such as Verified by Visa, 'Chip and PIN' and CVV Code, can all be compromised, and have not reduced payment card fraud by any significant margin.
Consolation bets of a pounds 20 double on the Lincoln and Grand National were offered to 90,000 disappointed share applicants by William Hill after parent company Nomura scrapped flotation plans and sold the betting firm to CVV and Cinven.