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.According to the blog post, the fake accounts only chat with you if you chat them first.

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.

"This is likely because they created fake accounts on Facebook and did not populate them with any interests." He also suggests that you read the short bio they provide. A few fake bios that Symantec encountered included lines like "will u do it right" and "just need a booty call." Also, remember that spam accounts never send the first message. On one popular dating site, OKCupid, users can be chosen to become moderators.

Any OKCupid member can "flag" any content on the site, which often includes fake-looking profiles and messages.

The fake "girls" on Tinder will explain to you that the site needs your credit card information to verify your age.

Once you give your credit card information, you will be automatically signed up for the sketchy webcam site's premium membership.

"It's safe to say that it will no longer be an issue." The fake profiles are not just there to annoy you, they're there to take your money.

Once they entice you with stilted flirty language, they invite you to videochat with them.

The fake profiles show up alongside the other photos of strangers you see once you've signed into Tinder through Facebook via the i Phone app.

For those who haven't used it, on Tinder you fill out a simple profile and post a few photos of yourself.

Tinder may be the hot new dating app for regular folks and beauty queens, but it's not without flaws.