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What is Address Verification System?

ad - dress ver - i - fi - ca - tion sys - tem
noun
A service used to verify a card holder's billing address.
How Does an Address Verification System work?

A system created and maintained by Visa, the Address Verification System was designed to prevent fraudulent activity by allowing a merchant to verify whether a credit card's given address matches the address in the card issuer's system. This system is especially useful in situations where a buyer and a merchant do not complete their transaction in person but online.

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