Credit Card Processing Testing Card Test Numbers

There are times when using a card processor like Authorize.Net that you need to test software without running real credit cards. There is an excellent article in the development testing guide on Developer which summarizes cards numbers that are used for testing.

I believe this requires your account to be setup in test mode but it is possible that live mode may accept them as well.

To make it easy here is an excerpt with the relevant  information.

The following test credit card numbers will only work in the sandbox. Use any expiration date after today’s date. If the card code is required, please use any 3-digit combination for Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Diners Club, EnRoute, and JCB; use a 4-digit combination for American Express.


Test Card Brand Number
American Express 370000000000002
Discover 6011000000000012
JCB 3088000000000017
Diners Club/ Carte Blanch 38000000000006
Visa 4007000000027
MasterCard 5424000000000015

TEST EXPIRATION DATE: To be sure you understand you can use ANY expiration date. The date must be past today, so if its Feb 2017 use 0317 or higher

TEXT CVV CODE: Any 3 digit code unless it is amex then 4 digits are required.

That’s all its great to have this as a handy reference when doing testing.

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