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 1.14 out of 5 based on 161 reviews.
  • Yeah they dug up personal information about my great aunt. And I highly doubt she posted any of that information herself as she is in her 90s. I am not done with this. You go after some helpless 90 year old then you will have to deal with me.
  • Exploitative aggregator the compromises the integrity of personal information. Scam.
  • Yea My Life is a acam I asked them many many tines, first when I called they say 10 days the next time they said 10 days the next time it be 6 weeks and again then they ttold it would be 6 weeks another six weeks then it would 8 weeksx5 , you try to call and is just recorder , I taking every thing they have on my tablet to the police,

    And , let them take over and shut theiir asses dowm.
  • I got annoyed by their constant e-mailing and scare tactics. After reading more about this scam, I simply tagged My Life.com as a spam so I'll no longer see it in my main e-mail account. Good riddance.......
  • MyLife.com is a scam site, and it's easy to see for yourself. So you can avoid getting caught in the trap of simply visiting the site, read on...

    If you want to search for yourself or anyone else, you'll have to supply your name. As soon as you do this, they create a "profile" of you that is searchable in Google results (it appears pretty fast, which is scary in itself). They display the profile they've created without warning and without your permission, featuring a "Remove Profile" button. To remove the profile, you need to pay up. Instant blackmail on the Internet!

    Nuff said?

    - RL
  • BEWARE: Home rental web-site AirBnB gambles with your personal security

    I am extremely careful with my personal data. Unfortunately, the web-site "AIRBnB" utilizes MyLife.com to verify people's identities.

    When you sign up for AirBnB they need to verify who you are for the safety of people you may rent from. Of course I understand this. However, no where in their FAQ's does it say they will verify your information with MyLife.

    I didn't realize it had happened until I was too far in the process and couldn't back out. The damage was done. MyLife now had my name, address, e-mail and telephone number. Now I get those threatening e-mails from MyLife on a regular basis.

    AirBnB should be ashamed of themselves. We already know that MyLife knows they are scammers so they have no conscience, but AirBnB should be held accountable as well. I think it's criminal to have all this information in one spot. It makes me feel unsafe in my own home.
  • Honestly, I have never heard about these people until I unexpectedly got an email from them saying people were searching for me. They did not tell me who was. Then I thought it was absurd because even on the internet it is hard to find me. I think they are lying, so I deleted the email.
  • they sent me the same information that i had used to log in to metlife so i believe they may have scammed into metlife to get information about the metlife customers. the showed my full name my location said they had my cell number but did not show it and street address... the only place i have left this recently was at metlife i am convinced they are hacked into metlife or in some way connected to the metlife site..no other way to explain what just happened today... thanks joe d
  • Why are they allowed to still be on the internet when they are a dishonest company.
  • The information provided an address for a person's name but the address providedwas just to the city center of Vancouver, Wa. Total Rip OFF!!!
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