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Subject: Re: [TGF] mylife.com
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2010 21:22:13 -0400
This was just discussed on another list in the last few days. Stay away from this site - the bottom line is that apparently once you are signed with them, they hijack your address book and send messages to everyone in it. They are fake and phoney.
If it were me, I would not go near the site after what I have read about it.
---- Robin M <> wrote:
> I'm trying to reach out to live relatives (not the dead ones I'm so fond of)
> to ask about family pictures, Bibles, stories, etc. So when I Googled a few
> names, they appeared on a site called www.mylife.com. So I wrote a couple of
> notes to long-lost relatives using the site's free email service and pushed
> Send. Oddly enough, my emails did not appear in my Sent Mail box. So I
> wondered what was up. The Help database didn't answer my question, I
> couldn't find any contact info, and my "friend" (the company's CEO) Jeffrey
> Tinsley didn't answer my email either.
> It took me a while to realize that mylife.com used compiled records (i.e.,
> White Pages) to appear like my relatives were actual members of the site and
> as members they would get the emails. They aren't; they don't. So now I'm
> getting emails saying that the site has found yet another long-lost
> Charlene, to contact her.
> Has anyone ever used this site? Did it work? So far what I've seen, it's a
> scam, mining data from me (by my Searches). Any suggestions on how to get
> disconnected from mylife.com?
> ---Robin M