MyLife.com Reviews – Legit or Scam?


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MyLife.com

 

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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Average Rating for " My Life " is 1.13 out of 5 based on 132 reviews.
  • looks like nothing more then a good set up to steal your id i have tried to change my profile or remove it and they expect me to PAY to do that the whole site should be considered NOT user friendly and a perfect way to get the info needed to steal someone elses id
  • Regarding public record information, it's everywhere! Not only does MyLife contain peoples personal information but so do other websites! The term itself explains it- PUBLIC records. Everyone can obtain this information not just this measly website.

    Another thing, yes very true that this website is SHADY. Honestly, what business isn't nowadays? Sadly, the rich and powerful gain there riches and fortune by screwing low income people and can get away with it.

    Please read everything on websites before putting in payment information. The fine print is the true to what terms and conditions exist! It's best to take time and read than have to deal with large amounts of money being taken.

    Please don't kid yourselves, if a website promotes "FREE" trials and subscriptions yet ask for payment information, trust, it isn't free!
  • don't just complain online but also write complaint/ anonoymous complaint to the FTC ftc.com
  • I found mylife.com when I searched myself on Google. I followed a link to mylife.com and it listed my age, all the place I've lived for. and the people I am related too.

    I then registered myself following their instruction in order to take my information off --- it verified me with the EXACT addresses where I lived and then there is option to hide my profile unless I become a paid member. And it tells me there are EIGHT other websites that have my information where I must also pay monthly fees to remove it.

    This is simply ripping people off by gathering your public information then sell it back to you. Not that I dont care about my privacy, I just dont want to pay a penny to these people.

    For those of you wanting to pay. Dont do it. You are just making them rich and they can simply copy your information to another website so you can pay again.

    I think there should be a limit as to how long and how detailed your public information can be gathered by someone who has no business to access them.

    I have no idea how to fight them legally, if anyone does, please post here so that we can fight together.
  • I went to mylife.com and saw that there was some one looking for me. After paying the fees there was no one it was a name match that just happen to be my dad that I talk to daily. Total scam
  • People fail to realize that even if you aren't on any social media sites this site still compiles the data from public records and puts it all on their site. So those who think they are safe simply because they aren't on Facebook or Myspace or any other online social network You are seriously mistaken. I have been trying to get them to take down my information which stalks me all the way back to my childhood home. If anybody finds a lawyer willing to take action to get these people to take down the information they are being asked to take down I would gladly join in on that suit. Forget the money. I want my personal information taken off this site!
  • I did NOT sign up and after reading the reviews I am glad I didnt! I have no respect for crooks. Poor eatings lead to terrible business. As far as I am concerned Spokeo, Classmate, Mylife are ALL scams!! Dont do it
  • 1. I opted out of all major credit bureaus over a year ago, and my "subscription" doesn't run out for another 3 years. Selling, sharing, and holding my information without consent from me is a federal crime. So how the hell did these people get my information legally? Hmm?

    2. This website has conducted in false advertising (law), invasion of privacy (law), harassment (law), and more.

    If anyone knows a lawyer, judge, politician, et cetera who may be able to help out, please pass this website's existence under their gaze for scrutiny and judgement. Businesses like this purchase and steal information by utilizing loop holes in our laws and they make a regular habit of screwing up. They then try to turn around and sell this information with false terms and conditions, even going so far as to pretend this is legal. I read my EULA's, I read my terms and conditions, and I let places know they are forbidden from selling my information... That means that when this website put up my information, they broke state and federal laws. I hope the owner gets locked up for this kind of putrid data theft. All he and anyone assisting him are doing is aiding identity thieves and criminals - no one who is legitimately trying to find someone else's information will be able to do so with this screwed up website.
  • They scammed me out of $95.40 when I signed up for a one month, one time only $11.95 different service. The charges were one second apart on my card. ONE SECOND!!!!! I called within 48 hours when I noticed the problem and they did the "oh, let me see my supervisor".

    They have not refunded the $95.40 and I will not rest till they get it straightened out. I say to all others be warned, this company is deceptive at best and a scam in my opinion.
  • Warning stay away. Scam.
    • I filed a complaint with FTC yesterday but I don't know how much good it will do.she was trying to tell me there are many ways someone can get my information and I was trying to tell her it's not my information as everything they have is made up, my ethnicity, my religion,my income, political party,etc.i never fall for scams so I never joined and never will but they keep sending me emails trying to get me to join,,the usual someone is trying to contact me etc. next try will be my senators. Good luck with that.
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