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.
The service isn’t free forever, they’re just providing you with a free trial.
For example, I just signed up with a service a couple of months ago where the 30-day trial period had a full feature set of their specific service.
I don’t know what the age requirements are for getting a credit card, but in some cases, you present a valid credit card to prove that you are of a certain age and the site may put a temporary hold of $1 on the account.
Nonetheless, whenever you stumble into a free service that requests a credit card, .
Most of us know that there ain’t no Santa Claus, especially on the internet.
However, there are numerous 100% free sites on the internet.
Giving credit card information in this kind of circumstance seems like a great way to evaluate the service.
If I’m required to give a credit card, the company assumes that I will continue to use their service past the free trial period and they can charge me.
Sometimes, you may receive an offer for a free trial period.