What is a MyLife Profile Alert

mylifecom_logoMyLife.com is a supposed social networking site that claims to help old friends connect. Isn’t that what Facebook is for? In all actuality they are a data aggregation website masquerading as a social networking site and a source of false misleading SPAM.

My take on it, it’s a barren wasteland that uses bots and SPAM to target potential members to surrender personal information for less than special reasons. They have been labeled as a scam and a class-action suit has been brought against the principals behind the operation. The premise of the suit states that mylife.com had members use their credit cards to pay for a membership fee of $7.95 to reconnect and find out who may be looking for them. The company then charged unsuspecting customers $100 or more to their credit cards.

That’s not all, in addition to blatant fraud, their victims find out that the company has grabbed their friends email addresses and are now soliciting them stating that someone is looking for them. Preposterous!

You might get an email from them stating that someone is searching for you on their site. Yeah, don’t fall for that. They do that to every email address they can get their hands on. They get millions of emails from unsuspecting users address book by literally hi-jacking their way in.

The bogus charges are from subscriptions that the user was not aware of.  MyLife’s homepage has a search box, very prominently placed, that states, see who’s searching for you. You punch in your name, age and zip code to “find out instantly” who is searching for you. However, before you are given any results, you are taken to a page where you are asked to connect your email accounts under the guise of getting new alerts. When in fact what you have done is given MyLife access to your address book. Further propagating their scam.

MyLife has supposed testimonials from users that praise the site. Of course, why would they put up a scam alert? The numerous complaints all paint a very different picture. Really though, think about it. How often would someone from your past be searching for you? Would you even care? Why would they not just look you up on Facebook?

Nearly everyone that pays the subscription fees to find out who is looking for them comes up empty handed. Repeatedly people find out its all just hoax and no one is really looking for them.

They already have my profile!

Other’s have reported finding false information about themselves after “claiming” their own profiles. If you find that they have incorrect information you should act immediately and insist that your profile be removed and scrubbed from their database. Most legitimate websites want happy satisfied customers. MyLife is not one of those sites. I don’t know if they will actually remove your profile, I don’t have experience with the site and have no intention of sharing my information with them. There are reports out their on the net stating that others have emailed them and insisted they remove their fraudulently obtained data, and had their profiles taken down. They have also been know to ask users to pay a fee to have their profile taken down.

Is this Illegal?

Most of the data you find on MyLife, is obtained from public sources and is technically not illegal to redistribute. Lying is not illegal on the net, other wise dating sites would fall by the wayside! Ethically speaking, the people at MyLife.com must be morally bankrupt knowing that for 13 years they have been preying on unsuspecting users that fall for their ridiculous scam tactics.


1Broker Review

I’ve been using 1Broker.com for around 6 months and felt it was time for a review. First let me point out that I am not an experienced professional trader. I am a Bitcoin enthusiast that would not mind increasing the stash of bitcoins in my wallet. What attracted me to 1Broker was a discussion group in Slack for one of the many alt coins I have been investing spare bitcoins into. Again always trying to increase the value of my crypto wallets.

1Broker is a CFD trading exchange. They accept deposits in Bitcoin to fund your trading account. You can trade with up to 200x leverage on Forex currency pairs. In addition to Forex 1Broker also offers trading in commodities, certain common high volume stock tickers, indices and even Bitcoin/fiat pricing.

Leverage is scaled down on stocks, commodities and indices with some orders being limited to 10 to 20x leverage. Additionally there are some important bits of information that I want to share with you to help you NOT make some of the mistakes I made along the way. Let’s face it, doing something the wrong way because you were unaware of a rule or feature, stings when you take a loss because of it. One of the things that stood out to me, was a movement of 10% in a stocks direction will suspend trading for that stock. I got stuck in a GoPro position overnight that was heavily in my favor at the opening bell. However I could not close the position until the team at 1Broker unlocked the symbol. My profits decreased dramatically as the stock corrected and my profits dwindled.

One of the crucial things to keep in mind is opening and closing of markets. On 1Broker trading on Forex and Commodities you are exposed to the global financial markets swings. London open and close, China open and close etc. Trading on 1Broker Forex pairs is suspended on Fridays at 5pm EST GMT – 5. It resumes again on Sunday evening at 5:15pm EST. It should also be noted that there is a daily break from 5pm to 5:15pm as well.

Similar market hours exist for Commodities and the stock tickers following the opening and closing bell of the NYSE. You can read all about the 1Broker market hours here.

My Recommendations:

  • If you leave a position open overnight you are subject to financing charges if you use leverage. Use leverage only if you apply it judiciously and can keep your greed in check.
  • Close your positions before the market closes for the weekend. You will just end up accruing finance charges for any open positions while trading is suspended.
  • Watch for short term trends for picking your entry and exit points. There is a guy that I highly recommend for Forex signalling and you can find him here.
  • Watch the forex calendar for news and major event signals. The markets tend to move a lot on news. Some traders take advantage of these events. I do as well.
  • Entering a position just before the 5:00 daily break, will incur financing charges at the 5:15 opening. You’re best bet is to wait until after the 5:15 restart. You avoid finance charges this way and you do not risk being caught on the wrong side of a trade when it resumes. You could literally ended up in a bad way. I ALWAYS close positions before the breaks daily and the weekend shut down as well.
  • Conversely you could be rewarded in a big way if the swing or banga moves favorably in your trade.

There is a lot of debate on whether the Forex markets are manipulated and controlled to take your hard earned money. My feelings are this; there is manipulation by central banks in all Forex currency pairs. It’s what banks do, they are in business to make money. Forex is just another method that they employ to increase their bottom line.

The takeaway, if you are brave, have the patience and time to learn about Forex and Commodity trading, go for it. 1Broker is the real deal, there stop loss orders actually execute as well as their limit orders. The interface is clean and easy to understand. They could stand to make a few improvements and over time I’m sure that they will. Recently they have been adding in additional pairs, stocks and commodities. My hope is that they can show a stocks daily up or down percentage along side of the ticker. What do you say 1Broker?

Social Monkee Review

Social Monkee ReviewSocial Monkee Review – This article will attempt to provide concise and thoughtful information on automatic back linking of content developed for keyword search traffic.

Social Monkee what is it?

Social Monkee is a website that is supposed to help you create extra back links through an automated one-click and push-the-button to post system. Free accounts can pickup 25 backlinks per submission! So what are backlinks and why should they be important to you?

Backlinks are basically incoming links to a website. Think of them as votes. The more votes you have the more likely you are to win a competition. Back links are often achieved via signing up to various social websites and posting your website’s content links to the social profile. Social Monkee is designed to do this for you automatically. Placing your link in multiple, popular locations on the web signals to the search engines “Hey, this site must be pretty important” and will skew search engines in your favor, and your content will more likely to rank higher in the search results. Continue reading “Social Monkee Review”