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What Country Is My Order From?

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According to recent information from the US Department of Commerce,  in 95% of the cases where a consumer is defrauded with a card, they receive restitution; where the merchant is defrauded, only 25% recover their loss.  So it is important that you take all possible steps to make sure that credit card is good.  If you are suspicious about a card, you may find it helpful to ask the prospective buyer to send you a scanned image, front and back of the card and one of their signature (most scammers don't have physical possession of the card).

Most of our merchants have had excellent dealings with overseas customers, however, please note that certain countries have an EXTREMELY high rate of credit card fraud.  AVS (the U.S. address verification system) does not work internationally and you won't be able to get address verification of any overseas order.  If you get an order from Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, a developing country or any of the former Soviet republics, we very strongly recommend that you ask the buyer to send an international money order or execute a wire transfer because the rate of fraud from those countries is very high.

For more advice on this issue, you may want to contact your bank or your local Chamber of Commerce.

Country Codes

AD

Andorra
AE United Arab Emirates
AF Afghanistan
AG Antigua and Barbuda
AI Anguilla
AL Albania*
AM Armenia
AN Netherlands Antilles
AO Angola*
AQ Antarctica
AR Argentina
AS American Samoa
AT Austria
AU Australia
AW Aruba
AZ Azerbaijan*
BA Bosnia and Herzegovina*
BB Barbados
BD Bangladesh*
BE Belgium
BF Burkina Faso*
BG Bulgaria*
BH Bahrain
BI Burundi
BJ Benin
BM Bermuda
BN Brunei Darussalam
BO Bolivia
BR Brazil
BS Bahamas
BT Bhutan
BV Bouvet Island
BW Botswana
BY Belarus*
BZ Belize
CA Canada
CC Cocos (Keeling) Islands
CF Central African Republic*
CG Congo*
CH Switzerland
CI Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)*
CK Cook Islands
CL Chile
CM Cameroon
CN China
CO Colombia
CR Costa Rica
CS Czechoslovakia (former)*
CU Cuba
CV Cape Verde
CX Christmas Island
CY Cyprus
CZ Czech Republic*
DE Germany
DJ Djibouti
DK Denmark*
DM Dominica
DO Dominican Republic
DZ Algeria
EC Ecuador
EE Estonia
EG Egypt
EH Western Sahara
ER Eritrea
ES Spain
ET Ethiopia*
FI Finland
FJ Fiji
FK Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
FM Micronesia
FO Faroe Islands
FR France
FX France, Metropolitan
GA Gabon*
GB Great Britain (UK)
GD Grenada
GE Georgia*
GF French Guiana
GH Ghana*
GI Gibraltar
GL Greenland
GM Gambia
GN Guinea*
GP Guadeloupe*
GQ Equatorial Guinea*
GR Greece
GS S. Georgia and S. Sandwich Isls.
GT Guatemala
GU Guam
GW Guinea-Bissau
GY Guyana*
HK Hong Kong
HM Heard and McDonald Islands
HN Honduras
HR Croatia (Hrvatska)*
HT Haiti*
HU Hungary
ID Indonesia**
IE Ireland
IL Israel
IN India
IO British Indian Ocean Territory
IQ Iraq
IR Iran
IS Iceland
IT Italy
JM Jamaica
JO Jordan
JP Japan
KE Kenya*
KG Kyrgyzstan*
KH Cambodia*
KI Kiribati*
KM Comoros*
KN Saint Kitts and Nevis
KP Korea (North)
KR Korea (South)
KW Kuwait
KY Cayman Islands
KZ Kazakhstan
LA Laos
LB Lebanon
LC Saint Lucia
LI Liechtenstein
LK Sri Lanka*
LR Liberia*
LS Lesotho*
LT Lithuania*
LU Luxembourg
LV Latvia*
LY Libya*
MA Morocco
MC Monaco
MD Moldova
MG Madagascar
MH Marshall Islands
MK Macedonia
ML Mali
MM Myanmar*
MN Mongolia*
MO Macau*
MP Northern Mariana Islands
MQ Martinique
MR Mauritania
MS Montserrat
MT Malta
MU Mauritius
MV Maldives
MW Malawi*
MX Mexico
MY Malaysia**
MZ Mozambique*
NA Namibia*
NC New Caledonia
NE Niger
NF Norfolk Island
NG Nigeria**
NI Nicaragua
NL Netherlands
NO Norway
NP Nepal
NR Nauru
NT Neutral Zone
NU Niue
NZ New Zealand (Aotearoa)
OM Oman
PA Panama
PE Peru
PF French Polynesia
PG Papua New Guinea
PH Philippines
PK Pakistan
PL Poland
PM St. Pierre and Miquelon
PN Pitcairn
PR Puerto Rico
PT Portugal
PW Palau
PY Paraguay
QA Qatar
RE Reunion
RO Romania*
RU Russian Federation**
RW Rwanda*
SA Saudi Arabia
SB Solomon Islands
SC Seychelles
SD Sudan
SE Sweden
SG Singapore
SH St. Helena
SI Slovenia
SJ Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands
SK Slovak Republic*
SL Sierra Leone*
SM San Marino
SN Senegal*
SO Somalia*
SR Suriname*
ST Sao Tome and Principe
SU USSR (former)
SV El Salvador
SY Syria
SZ Swaziland
TC Turks and Caicos Islands
TD Chad
TF French Southern Territories
TG Togo
TH Thailand
TJ Tajikistan
TK Tokelau
TM Turkmenistan
TN Tunisia
TO Tonga
TP East Timor
TR Turkey
TT Trinidad and Tobago
TV Tuvalu
TW Taiwan
TZ Tanzania
UA Ukraine**
UG Uganda
UK United Kingdom
UM US Minor Outlying Islands
US United States
UY Uruguay
UZ Uzbekistan
VA Vatican City State (Holy See)
VC Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
VE Venezuela
VG Virgin Islands (British)
VI Virgin Islands (U.S.)
VN Viet Nam
VU Vanuatu
WF Wallis and Futuna Islands
WS Samoa
YE Yemen
YT Mayotte
YU Yugoslavia
ZA South Africa
ZM Zambia
ZR Zaire
ZW Zimbabwe
 

*   Dubious, at least one dealer has reported fraud and additional dealers have reported questionable buyers or communication. We do not recommend doing business with credit card holders in these countries; use money orders or Western Union wire transfers.
** Known high rate of fraud; multiple dealers have been affected by fraud from this country. We strongly recommend doing business with individuals in this country ONLY via Western Union cash transfer.

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