The system requires you to enter your credit card information for a variety of reasons.  The first reason a card is required is to verify the identity of the user.  In order for us to ensure the system is being used in compliance with our terms of service, we need to verify the users signing up are properly identified.

It is important to know that your card will only be charged,

1) if you agree to and go through The Investigator Alliance vetting process in which the information you submit such as your driver's license, Insurance information, PI License, etc is reviewed and verified for accuracy

2) if you accept and assignment via The Investigator Alliance

3) if you receive an assignment via The Investigator Alliance

There is no monthly fee for The Investigator Alliance.  As you can see, you are only charged when you are about to make money!