MyLife.com Reviews – Legit or Scam?


MyLife.com
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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 157 reviews.
  • Tis site may not be everything it says it is but it was the only way I was able to find some one from my past. I did not make contact with them but I'm not sure if that was their choice or the way the site works. I do think it does overstate what it can do and I have not come to the point where I try to end my contract yet but so far it has been useful in finding people no other site has found.
  • its a scam.......run......faster
  • One day I giggled my name. My picture and my info came up in mylife.com. How did they get my info and picture have no idea, but I never signed up with them. To me it looks like they stole my picture from Facebook years ago when it was on my profile. The info is 80% accurate. I do not want them to keep my picture and info up, wondering what should I do?
  • they rip me off i was in their site on my tablet and for some reason the tablet went haywire and charge me 95.40 and they would not give me a refund back they are a scam at 100% whatever you do do not go to that site and you will feel sorry.
  • The only thing you get with the basic paid membership is a slightly bigger profile (which you can NEVER delete) and the right to pay for even more "subscription" services. Fortunately, I used PayPal and not a card. Tip - since you can't delete/remove your profile online, go into your profile before you dump this scam site and over-type all the info you can.
  • After signing up for this service I checked my own information to find it 13 years out of date. I immediately called to cancel and demand a refund which was granted. It is a waste of time and money.
  • Do NOT sign up for MyLife. It's a waste of money!!!! It does not offer any services that are useful.
    • I called them twice. The second time I just kept saying that it did not work, that is the services promised were not delivered. I also mentioned the class action lawsuit, the numerous complaints online, and the FTC. She said they are giving me a full refund and apologized for not being able to help me.
  • I wish that I had read the above reviews. I joined yesterday as I was looking for an old friend in California.I was told that I had one free search. I received two notices from Mylife welcoming me as a member. I was double billed. They make it a difficult as possible to cancel. I will have to wait and see if they do cancel as promised.If not I guess I will join the class action law suit.
  • scam scam scam join and see how easy it is for someone to steal your id
    • at 5am i went to check online about my car insurance policy, i went to metlife.com i entered my information to get access.. and checked on my car insurance. about 6 hours later i logged into my email there was the email from mylife.com saying my identy may be comprimised i believe they got the information from my log in to metlife...
  • 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
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