Who’s Searching for You Scam

by on 02/21/2011 in Scams & Hoaxes, Security, Unethical

Have you seen the TV commercial about how you can find out who’s searching for you for free? If not, you may be lucky and if you have, I highly recommend that you never share personal information with this site.

MyLife.com is an unethical and misleading site that should not be trusted. The TV commercial states – “enter your name and find out for free who is searching for you.” They do not provide any free information about people searching for you. Once you enter your details along with your email, you will receive non-stop spam from MyLife.com and their partner sites including; their service providers, advertisers, and other partners.

It’s not FREE and here’s why;

1. Enter a name that is off-the-wall like Josey Wee

MyLife.com Untrusted

2. Enter your Gender/Maiden Name/Birthday

MyLife.com Scam

3. Now you have to pay and you never get anything for free as stated in their TV  commercial

Who's Searching for You Scam

Actual customer complaint

“First they advertise as free, then they get you into an auto-deduction from your credit card, then when you try to cancel they continue to bill you until I had to have my credit card number changed and legal actions taken to get my money back- 7 months and still waiting.”

The site has a low reputation rating with the WOT community and for all the reasons I have stated above.

Read their Privacy Policy, they share any and all information that you provide, including your Facebook profile. Here’s a statement in their User Agreement page under “About our Services.”

Some services offered on MyLife.com are provided free of charge, while others require payment. We reserve the right to change the cost of services, or to charge for other services, at any time.

That’s a scary sentence! They pretty much can do whatever they want with your credit card.

6 Responses to “Who’s Searching for You Scam”

  1. Luxury Rentals

    Feb 22nd, 2011

    If anyone else has experienced this or heard about it please answer my question. I have noticed people hanging out in parking lots and holding little index cards that appear to have some kind of sympathy plea written on them. I have not read the notes in their entirety, but that is the vibe I get. Does anyone know what this scam is?

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  3. Rocket Bunny

    Mar 12th, 2011

    These sites scare me and I don’t give out personal information on my computer anymore.

    I shop on line but order over my phone only. It is a pain in the arse but you have to do what you is safe.So something that takes most people 20 minutes tops like paying their bills takes me longer because I refuse to do it over a computer. I do have auto-payment set up but again over the phone.

    Some of these money returns take so long you forget about them and they never send them.

    • Frank Jovine

      Mar 12th, 2011

      Bunny,

      If it is on TV, it is a scam and one that many should ignore.

  4. Rocket Bunny

    Mar 13th, 2011

    Hold on this is going to be a long one so grab a cup of coffee,Frank.

    This company has been around for a while.I can remember receiving emails with “7 people are looking for you” and “find out who is looking for you”. So it doesn’t surprise me they have made enough money to place a minute and a half ad on TV.

    What people should realize is our Post Offices and Police won’t give out this information so why trust a website???

    The people who get pulled into this are the ones that live on social media sites and are trying to find out more about someone else that is on the same site.This is my opinion.

    I haven’t seen the commercial but I don’t watch that much TV. I am aware of the site from email.

    Obviously, someone came up with an idea and ran with it. Which doesn’t make it right but maybe people should think before they hang their personal information out there,for a desperate attempt to find information out about someone else.

    This scam found a venue that sadly stimulates the curiosity of many people.The first sign of the scam is FREE- it is always about money.

    People need to spend less time on social media sites – get out of the house and meet people face to face.

    • Frank Jovine

      Mar 13th, 2011

      Rocket Bunny,

      Awesome comment! The site mylife.com has been listed in many spam indexes and also listed as low reliability and trust on a few popular security sites. In time the site will close and I am sure it will launch under a new name.