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A silly look at the dangers of DIY.
Is your online information really at risk?
We recently received this email from MyLife.com with the alarming subject line “Your public info is exposed; keeping kids safe on the internet.”
There is no 43 year old from Farmington here named Aef Asdf, but it is clear they used a script to automatically detect and insert the entered email address and IP location, because Aef Asdf is the nonsensical display name chosen for the account this was sent to.
Searching online reveals that many consumers have complained about MyLife.com. The site allegedly lures customers in by claiming their information is exposed, and then charges additional unexpected fees if they sign up for the $7.95 membership to fix the problem.
A lawsuit was filed against MyLife.com in 2011. The complaint included the following graphic:
Both sides agreed to voluntarily dismiss the lawsuit in 2012. But consumers may still want to exercise caution with any company that sends spammy emails.
If you receive unfair charges on your credit card from MyLife.com or any other company, you may want to look into filing a dispute.