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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Customer Responses, Reviews, or Complaints

Average Rating for " My Life " is 1.14 out of 5 based on 161 reviews.
  • 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.
  • Jeffrey Tinsley and those who work with him are crooks. The company continues to run commercials saying you can find out if anyone is searching for you ... for FREE! I checked out mylife.com, and wound up with a $300 charge to my credit card. I called them immediately and told them I had just seen the commercial offering a "quick check" for free. The woman I spoke to said brusquely "we don't offer any service for free." After some back and forth conversation I demanded that the charge be removed from my credit card, or I would go to the credit card company and report it as fraudulent. Eventually, after checking with her "manager", she offered to cancel the $300 charge if I would pay for that one month - $30. I agreed (just to end this nightmare), and they removed the charge, but kept e-mailing me saying people were looking for me. Interestingly, during my "paid month" they gave me addresses for two people I have been unable to find through any other source. Both addresses, of course, were fraudulent.
  • Crooks and Thieves. They helped themselves to an unauthorized amount of $131.40 for a subscription I knew nothing about!! What they do is intentionally mislead people to get a 1 month subscription for $12.95 then they help themselves to your credit card. These complaints are all over the internet. Sorry I didnt see them before I subscribed. I have no respect for the people that speak for them on the phone since they get paychecks from stolen money out of good peoples bank accounts!!
    • Thanks for your comments and alert to this scam company. I have found lately, that before you sign up with any business, especially on the internet or advertised on TV, do a search on reviews of the company. That way, just by reading your report along with many others, I know not to do business with them.
  • very poor. do not do it.
    • A bunch of thieves tell me why you can go to prison for stealing a candy bar and yet people like this steal millions and nothing happens .look into it deep enough and its probably connected to some of our elated officials THE THIEVES
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