MyLife.com Reviews – Legit or Scam?


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MyLife.com is a familiar name to many people, due to their extensive television advertising.  My Life is a website that claims to be able to connect you with past friends and acquaintances, and also to let you know who is searching for you online.

MyLife often claims that it will let you know who is searching for you “for free.”  Technically, this is true.  Once you enter your name into their site, it will give you information like “5 Men and 11 Women are searching for you” including one more specific example, such as, “A 32 year old woman who lives in Anytown, USA and attended American University is looking for you.”

However, to get the specific names and details of those that are searching for you – or the details of the people you are searching for – you must become a paid member of the site.

What Do I Get as a Paid Member of MyLife?

Generally as a paid member of MyLife.com you get a big headache.  The complaints about this company are all over the internet, and the accusations being made are fairly serious.  They include, but are not limited to:

  1. MyLife provides search results that are inaccurate and sometimes even made up, just to entice you to become a member.
  2. MyLife “hacks” your email account and spams your contact list with invitations from you to join MyLife.com.
  3. MyLife asks you to authorize your credit card to be charged a certain amount, but then charges you far more and more often than they said.

The first claim charges that My Life provides you with a glimpse of people that are looking for you to entice you to become a paid member.  After you do become a paid member, however, you receive a list of names that you are completely unfamiliar with.  Angry customers say this is because MyLife is making up the list of people who are searching for you.

One customer was so convinced of this, he entered his name as gibberish, similar to “sfg shgshdhsg,” and was informed that seven people were searching for him.

Secondly, the privacy policy of MyLife.com does admit they will scan your email contacts and send invitations out to those who aren’t yet members of MyLife.  However, they claim they will only do this with your permission.  While the argument has been made that simply becoming a member of MyLife is the act of giving permission, many complaints have been filed by people who say they never become a paid member of MyLife, but their email accounts were hacked anyway after they visited the website.

Finally, the Terms and Conditions policy states that when you sign up for their services, you are also signed up for the services of third party institutions, though these third parties and the cost of their services are not listed.  In addition, the Terms claim that only some of the website’s functions are considered free with membership, while others incur additional fees.  However, nowhere on their website do they explain which functions are included and which cost extra.

This is why customers have experienced signing up for membership on one day, and sometimes within 24 hours their credit card has been charged with over $60 of extra fees.  Other customers say they expected to pay a low amount for their monthly membership and ended up with almost $200 in charges after the month subscription was up.

All these claims and more have been outlined in a class action lawsuit currently filed in the state of California against MyLife.com.  If you are looking for a way to reconnect with former co-workers and classmates, you should probably stick to the more established search engines and social networking sites.

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Customer Responses, Reviews, or Complaints

Average Rating for " My Life " is 1.15 out of 5 based on 116 reviews.
  • I signed up recently for MyLife, but hadn't paid anything. Earlier today, I paid for one month. I was afraid there was something on there that prospective employers might see. Some info on there is false. I think they scam people by showing something as if they have a criminal record. I don't have a criminal record, but was curious as to what was on there. I did not realize when I paid for one month that it automatically renews. I couldn't care feel the renewal without calling someone. I did call & speak to a person, but I don't think they are in the US. She told me my automatic renewal has been cancelled. I sure hope so! I received email stating it was & the woman also gave me a confirmation number. I look on my account & it still shows my credit card info (last 4 digits). I wish I could remove that from my account. MyLife doesn't need that info anymore. I wish I had not even paid for anything on MyLife. What I viewed didn't give me enough useful information. What a waste of money!
  • I filed a complaint with FTC today. I'm not sure she understood completely what the problem is. She was trying to tell me all the ways someone could get my information and I was telling her it's not my info, it's info they made up. their tel. No. Is955-957-72 or FTC.gov. The more people complain might get their attention. Don't worry about credit reports, they only use the three major reports.
  • These people are scumbag opportunists. I can't stop them from hitting my account month after month. I call them, no problem they say, and it's same crap different month for my debit card. Someone please shoot these people in the head.
  • MyLife is facing another class action lawsuit. See https://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/511373194-class-action-people-finder-site-mylife-com-s-reputation-scores-violate-illinois-publicity-rights-law Hey judge, please do the world a favor, sink the company and issue Jeff (Jeffrey) Tinsley a lifetime ban for operating or materially investing in any Internet companies.
  • REMOVE MY FALSE AND TOTALLY INCORRECT INFORMATION IMMEDIATELY OR I WILL HAVE YOU SUED!!!!!! LEAH STEUER
  • I don't fall for scams so they won't get any money from me.i believe they started their fake reviews after someone googled my name and they didn't have any information on me so they had to make up some, all wrong info. They keep sending me statements that my report is ready but I have to join in order to read it. Lately they changed to saying they have found critical information on me. What I would like to say to them is unprintable. I suggest we all write letters to our local newspapers to spread the word. It is not an American co. Although it is registered here.
  • I call this website Not My Life. According to them I am (bi-polar LOL) Democrat and a Tea Party supporter, even though I am not and have never been a registered voter! I have also have a criminal record and have bankruptcies/liens according to this site. Don't pay them anything, a quick search of them says they take your money and don't change anything. If you truly have done the right things in Your Life, then no respectable employer will use this site nor will anyone giving you credit or a loan.
  • They have done the same to me. I have been living with this for at least a decade. It's an old speeding ticket and they say I'm a criminal. I believe that's why no one will hire me. I have been asked by potential employers if I am a criminal. I say, "no", but I still don't get the job.
  • I agree they changed my card and and I called they say that they was going to put my money back on my card and nothing has happened yet
  • I have belonged to the ACLU for decades and donate to it. I will check with them to see if they have any advise. The site has little info on me but what they do have is mostly made up, wrong ethnic group, wrong religion, wrong income and wrong political party.i think the whole thing was triggered by a man who wanted to know if Tierney is my first or last name. They needed to hurry up and make up something they could sell to him. Tell your friends not to google you.
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