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What is Cardholder Verification Method (CVM)?

card - hold -er ver - i - fi - ca - tion meth - od
noun
Is a method used to verify if the credit or debit card used in a purchase transaction belongs to the legitimate cardholder. Cardholder Verification Methods are available on all payments type such as credit, debit, or prepaid, as determined by the card issuer. CVM is a great security measure that can help detect any suspicious or fraudulent use of a card.

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