Secure Shopping

At Half Price Gold we pride ourselves in providing a secure environment and pledge that your informaiton is secure.  We use the latest in security technology to enure your credit card information stays safe and we guarentee all orders placed with us are secure and safe.  We also maintain the greatest respect for your personal information and we guarentee that we will never sell it to a third party.  In addition, we securely ship all order by fully insuring every item that we ship.

Secure Online Transactions

When you use your credit card to make a purchase through our shopping cart, the informaiton you provide is protected by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology.  This technology ensures that your personal information is protected from outside parties when transmitted from you computer to our server.

Half Price Gold participates in the Verified by Visa and the MasterCard® SecureCode™ programs which help you maintain even tighter security with an addtional password when purchasing with your Visa or MasterCard online.  If you are a Verified by Visa or MasterCard® SecureCode™ participant, you will be prompted for your password when you purchase at Half Price Gold.

Credit Card Security Code

What is the CVV/CVC/CIN code?

This is a security code that protects your credit card from possible fraud. The CVV (Card Validation Value) on the VISA, the CVC (Card Validation Code) on the MasterCard, or the CIN (Card Identification Number) on the American Express card, is a 3 or 4 digit code that can usually be found on the back of your credit card.

These codes are exclusively used for mail-order transactions (purchases made by phone, fax, letter or over the Internet) that may be requested by the merchant.

How to find your code?

Visa/Mastercard/Discover Users:

Flip your card over and look at the signature box. You should see either the entire 16-digit credit card number or just the last four digits followed by a special 3-digit code. This 3-digit code is your Card Security Code.

American Express Users:

The American Express Card Identification Number (CIN) is a four digit number found on the front of the U.S. issued American Express Card (including Optima). For the American Express card the four digit number is displayed on the front of the card, just above and to the right of the credit card number. For the Optima card it is displayed on the front of the card, to the left and just above the credit card number. American Express and HalfPriceGold.com are now using this number for added security and customer protection.

Secure Shipping

Half Price Gold fully insures all orders through the United States Postal Services (USPS) and they are shipped via Priority Mail®.