This probably sounds like a sketchy idea, but it's actually quite legit - you often need a "valid" credit card number to test out payment functionality.
If you look at some of the profiles and there's some sketchy aspects: they don't have any shared interests, the pictures are kind of risque, the tag lines are very strange, when you engage with a person and they ask you to click on links and go to a webcam, that's a scam." If you're having problems with the app, let us know in the comments.
You just never know when you'll need a fake credit card number - and when you do, here's a site can provide them for you.
On Twitter, it's not hard to find users complaining about the practice: Still, Narang says there's another problem.
With an Android version of the app on the way, he says it's possible the app will be more bogged down by spammers than the i OS version.
In order to avoid that rigmarole, you can actually use fake credit numbers instead of your own, and you can do that using the site getcreditcardnumbers.com, which can generate up to 9,999 credit card numbers at a time, or just one. This site merely provides the standard 16 digit credit card number that can be used to bypass certain online forms that only ask for the number.
Now, to be completely clear, these numbers cannot be used to purchase any item. The credit card number generator uses a system based off of the Luhn Algorithm, which has been used to validate numbers for decades.
"Not only do you know there is a high likelihood that this is a real person because it’s connected to their Facebook profile, Tinder also tells you who your common friends are, which helps solve that legitimacy issue." But an experiment a few months ago by Brigham Young students, who created a dummy account with only a handful of Facebook friends, dispelled Rad's claim.
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And they ruse is easy to fall for, because it plays into our desire for easy flirtation.