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I paid for a gift card, but the cvv was scratched off. Can I find out my card code number, or get a replacement card? How?

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    Take it and your receipt back to where you got it and ask for one that's legal?
    – keshlam
    Oct 9, 2023 at 4:07
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    @keshlam Don't be so quick to accuse. You can damage scratch-off obscured numbers if you're not careful or they did a bad job on the card.
    – user71659
    Oct 9, 2023 at 19:45
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    I'll take your word for it. Never seen it happen, but not impossible. Proper response is still to ask whomever you got it from to replace it; if they were legit this should be possible. The store it's for may also be willing to do so, once they check the account and confirm it is unused.
    – keshlam
    Oct 9, 2023 at 22:33

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Credit cards have two CVV numbers, the number printed on the card and the number stored on the mag stripe. So, just go to a brick-and-mortar store and use your Visa card to buy a new gift card. Many stores refuse to accept gift cards for gift cards, though possibly they'll make an exception for a Visa card. If they won't make an exception, just spend it instead. The printed CVV is only needed for online purchases.

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