PCI Audit: Using "test" cards

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http://serverfault.com – I know that the PCI standard does not allow you to use real credit card numbers on test systems. Visa, Mastercard and Amex supply a list of "test" cards to use. Makes perfect sense, and we have been doing that. Now, once everything is setup in production, we often need to test the system before allow clients to use it. We have a pre-paid Visa card that we do for the final testing. So this is on our production system, with out payment gateway pointing to the production payment processor. It is 100% the setting that customers will use. We want to check descriptors (what shows up on the st (HowTos)