All you have to do to access these sites is provide your credit card information so that they may charge you at some point for your 100% free services.
Any insights you might have about free services would be appreciated. My credit card information is valuable to me and I won’t give it out for something that purports to be free.
When in doubt, always assume anything that says free but requires a credit card is a scam.
Nonetheless, there are some semi-legitimate scenarios where giving your credit card information is the right thing to do.
That prevents people from creating multiple accounts to do things like game a system, gain unfair access, or apply unfair weight in whatever that system is doing.
I’ve also seen scenarios where sites use credit cards to validate age.
Even if you promise to pay it off every month, all it takes is one lost or missed payment.
The reality is: The average family today carries a balance of ,048 in credit card debt. When you open a credit card account, you’re likely to pay thousands of dollars in interest over the years as you carry a balance.
I have seen where sites use credit cards as a form of identity validation and verification.
Having a credit card associated with an account means that any new accounts with the same credit card number can be disallowed because it’s the same person.
At a minimum, make sure you know what you’re doing and read the fine print.