Whenever I work on ecommerce sites, there is always dreaded moment when you are supposed to test it against actual credit cards. Well, I am not crazy to pull my cc and wave with it in front of site in development and others are not more brave. However there are certain numbers that can be used for testing and they are here to rescue us. Since each time I would spend time googling them, I figured I will just publish them here and someone else might find it useful as well.
|CARD TYPE||TEST CARD NUMBER||TEST EXPIRATION DATE|
|American Express||370000000000002||Any date after the current date|
|Discover||6011000000000012||Any date after the current date|
|MasterCard||5424000000000015||Any date after the current date|
Any date after the current date
This also reminds me about when I had problems with Office Depot card. I wrote about how OD IT went to my rescue in the end. My card was the one issued by Chase (big difference as you will see). Now thing is that they would tranfer me left and right, the only person I didn’t speak with was their CEO and CFO, which is a shame. Anyway in this bouncing me around the phone line, the only persons that would actually listen to me and try to help me were employees of Citi Bank which incidentally was also issuing cards for Office Depot, and they would hear me out and then when they would go on to try to help me, they asked for number, I would tell them the number and they would stop me in the middle and say, that is wrong number, we need number that starts with … Ouch.
So I learned you should carry Citi Bank card and most likely you will not even need to discover how helpful their customer service is.