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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Customer Responses, Reviews, or Complaints

Average Rating for " My Life " is 1.12 out of 5 based on 213 reviews.
  • Yep! Fell for it. Here's a little tip. Go to the BBB website. I did and I'm glad I did. Are any of you aware that they (mylife) currently have a court ordered injunction to give you your refund back? Once I told the lady on the phone. She said, "Please Hold," came back 5 minutes later stating, "your $179.00 will be refunded in 3 to 5 banking days. That would July 6th... We'll see????
  • Didn't I hear today that Microsoft bought mylife? Our world is a dangerous place. Does M$ plan to add to that?
  • this is the worst of the worst. The program is a fraud and a scam. I have friends and relatives who are receiving a notice saying that they have a full background report available on me. the scam is you need to sign up and pay a membership fee. I did not do that so they will tell me nothing. If you read any reports from hte people who did sign up the first scam is followed up by over billing and you cannot stop them from taking money from your bank account or credit card.

    These people do an incredible amount of damage. The money they scam is only a small part of the damage. I will report this to commence department but I have feeling that they will do nothing. DON"T EVER OPEN ONE OF THESE THINGS
  • Absolutely a SCAM!!!!!!!!!!! Don't ever ever sign up for this!!!! The website is so misleading!!! You think your doing a ONE TIME purchase, but they continue to charge monthly!!!!! They said I purchased a subscription!!!!!!! I did NOT!!! I called and cancelled this "subscription" and they did not refund any of my money!!! I used this ONCE a year ago!!! They have charged me every month and they have caused me to over withdraw!!!!!! DO NOT USE OR SIGN UP FOR THIS GARBAGE!!!!! THEY ARE FRAUDS and IT CANNOT DO ALL THE THINGS THEY SAY THEY CAN!!!!! BEWARE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • If you have money in your checking account and say, hey look it's mylife .com for only $7.95 a month! Let me try it for a month or two! &16! That ain't bad! But when you click it, they charge your punk a$$ for a full year! Oh yeah like $119 whizzed away! Yay!!! So you're thinking okay, well, let me look up ONE long lost friend. Get his address, phone #,guess what, they bring you to some other "page", as if you're non legit, or not a member, ask for MORE MONEY OF COURSE., it's very exciting to discover how they give you pretty much, (NOT A THING) for your hard earned $119. but just pretent you went to the casino! So then you start to see..... Oh yeah... You've been had..... So if you're thinking of giving them a try, go ahead and go to the dollar store first, get one large thing of Vaseline, and grease/lube it up real good, front and back end. You'll be glad you did! And remember, remain calm, go home and take your fluoride. And watch more TV.
  • If you have money in your checking account and say, hey look it's mylife .com for only $7.95 a month! Let me try it for a month or two! &16! That ain't bad! But when you click it, they charge your punk a$$ for a full year! Oh yeah like $119 whizzed away! Yay!!! So you're thinking okay, well, let me look up ONE long lost friend. Get his address, phone #, but heck nope, can't do it! So then you start to see..... Oh yeah... You've been had..... So if you're thinking of giving them a try, go ahead and go to the dollar store first, get one large thing of Vaseline, and grease/lube it up real good, front and back end. You'll be glad you did! And remember, remain calm, go home and take your fluoride. And watch more TV.
  • You have me at 60 years old but it's okay because I'm trying to get out of debt and by getting married and having my man change this information, i will neve have to pay all of my debts. lol
  • I have never used or heard of this service. They tried to get $95.40 from my PayPal account today, with a payment order dated from 2010. Filed a complaint against them.
  • I was engaged to be married into a prestigious family. I was linked to his family member on a social site. He came home one night, after meeting his family and started accusing me of "lying" to him. He would not explain. I went online and searched my name to find that someone had written false information, using my name, in MyLife.com. The information stated that I was married to a man in the US who had been incarcerated with me.

    Total fabrication that caused me enormous, unnecessary grief and a postponement of marriage.

    I had to pay to get to the files. I spoke to staff at MyLife and was told that all would be erased, but I would not be refunded.

    The information was not erased. I subsequently had to pay again, to see that the information was still there.

    I believe someone did put the information in. A woman named Dorothy who had stayed at my house for a few weeks and I had her removed by police because she was stealing, among other things, and the name she put was a false name I had given her for my maiden name.

    Mylife accepted the listing from a total stranger who does not have correct details about my life.

    CG
  • This website is a complete scam. The information they have about me is not even close to reality. Do not waste your time and money trying to find out about people. Only people with little brain will register will believe that this website is useful.
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