A test credit card number is the card number of a fake live credit account provided by a credit card company in order for retailers to verify that their card readers are working properly and that they are compatible with a specific credit card brand. Test credit card numbers are read like real credit card numbers, but no money is actually moved.
How Test Credit Card Numbers Work
A retailer can enter a test credit card number into his/her credit card reader or cash register in order to verify that a specific credit card brand will work with the card number or that the card reader itself is working properly without using a real credit card. While test credit card numbers are openly available to the public and may be found below, retailers can request a test credit card from any credit card company in order to verify that the card may be swiped. However, all test credit cards will be rejected for any real transaction.
Test credit cards can be used by any retailer who wishes to ensure that his/her credit card reader or online shopping cart is working properly. Test credit cards are often used by new retailers who wish to learn about error codes and other processes that may be encountered during real transactions. For this purpose, credit card companies provide retailers with several different types of test credit cards that respond differently under various circumstances.
Table of Test Credit Card Numbers
|Credit Card||Test Number|
|Visa||4111 1111 1111 1111|
|MasterCard||5500 0000 0000 0004
5424 0000 0000 0015
|American Express||3782 8224 6310 005
3400 0000 0000 009
3700 0000 0000 002
|Discover||6011 1111 1111 1117
6011 0000 0000 0004
6011 0000 0000 0012
|Diner’s Club / Carte Blanche||3000 0000 0000 04|
|en Route||2014 0000 0000 009|
|JCB||3088 0000 0000 0009|
|Special SendSafe Test Visa number||0111-1111-1111-1111|