San Antonio, Texas
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Update by user Oct 04, 2012

SINCE POSTING THIS COMPLAINT 3 MEMORIALS I CREATED HAVE BEEN SPONSORED BY OTHER MEMBERS, WHICH PROBABLY EXPLAINS WHY THEY HAVE FAILED TO DELETE MY CONTRIBUTIONS. AT LAST COUNT OVER 180 MEMORIALS THAT I CREATED HAVE BEEN SPONSORED NOT INCLUDING THE 10 I FOOLISHLY SPONSORED.

Original review posted by user Aug 30, 2012

WARNING DO NOT CONTRIBUTE TO FIND A GRAVE, THEY ARE PROFITING FROM YOUR TIME, GAS AND EFFORTS, NOT TO MENTION FROM SPONSORSHIPS. THEY PROFIT FROM THE PICTURES VOLUNTEERS ADD & MEMORIALS.

VOLUNTEERS ARE THE ONES THAT WALK THE CEMETERIES WHILE OTHERS SIT AT THE COMPUTERS AND COMPLAIN ABOUT OTHER MEMBERS TO THEIR FRIENDS AT FIND A GRAVE. SOME ADMINISTRATORS ARE BIASED AND PLAY FAVORTIES WITH THEIR SO CALLED FRIENDS. THEY ALLOW THEIR FRIENDS TO THREATEN AND ATTACK MEMBERS BUT DO NOTHING ABOUT THAT BUT WHEN SOMEONE SPEAKS UP AGAINST THEIR FRIENDS THEY WASTE NO TIME SUSPENDING THEIR ACCOUNT BUT LEAVING THAT MEMBERS YEARS OF CONTRIBUTIONS & SPONSORSHIPS!!! REPORT THEM TO THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU.

I HOPE SOMEONE ELSE WILL TAP INTO THE GRAVE SEARCH PROGRAM AND BUILD A BETTER UNBIASED WEBSITE WITHOUT THE UNSCRUPULOUS ADMINISTRATION.

Product or Service Mentioned: Find A Grave Website.

Monetary Loss: $8.

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Anonymous
#713089

I SHOUT IN ALL CAPS AT PEOPLE ALL THE TIME BECAUSE I DO NOT HAVE A VALID ARGUMENT AND I KNOW IT. SOMETIMES WHEN I YELL LIKE THIS PEOPLE RUN AWAY AND I FEEL LIKE I WON, BUT REALLY I JUST GO HOME AND CUT MYSELF. :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry

Find-A-Grave doesn't do anything wrong. And that's why you're on here ***; because you know there's nothing wrong going on here. Just something that you don't like. And you know there's nothing you can do about something you simply do not like. Because you are poor and powerless. You *** peon. Kill yourself.

How do you know who your *** granny knew and did not know? I bet she fuked the whole town 3x over; that stank *** I'll go *** on her grave right now and there's nothing you can do about it.

You just don't get it. Nobody is required to respect anything you believe in. Ever. They might have to tolerate you, but they don't have to do things the way you want just because you're old dead granny's panties are in a twist.

Anonymous
#580694

Your title is perfect! It describes f.a.g.

to a T. You should note that jim tipton is a millionaire made so by volunteers and dummies that spend their time taking pictures of other people's loved ones and stealing obituaries and obituary photos and posting them on f.a.g. as theirs. so much for f.a.g.s so called f.a.q.

True! findagrave sux!

Anonymous21
#579408

The actual members of this site make it look worse than those telling the truth about this site

Anonymous
#579479
@Anonymous21

None of your comments are making any sense...The truth about Find A Grave is they profit from the deaths of our loved ones have strangers photograph gravestones that the family paid for and post those photos on the F.A.G. website without permission from the family and for profit for Jim Tipton to make hundreds of thousands of dollars every year from "volunteers".

Shame on F.A.G. & Jim Tipton!

Anonymous21
#579714
@findagravesux

I know what they do! The people who appear to belong to this website are nut jobs who stalk bully and harass good people off the site.

Then come here and provide evidence that they are bullies and *** while trying to make good people look bad. This site has no ethics, morals, and least of all rules!!! people should stay away from this site it appears dangerous with no rules keeping it harassment free.

I am leaving the site after reading all the vulgar comments posted by ACTIVE MEMBERS. I have a family I will not endanger their well being by participating on this website.

Anonymous21
#579716
@Anonymous21

I will also not risk investing my time and money just to have it land in the garbage or given away.....

Anonymous
#579269

Find A Grave adminstrators & its members are grave vampires! STOP SUCKING THE LIFE OUT OF THE SURVIVORS SO JIM TIPTON CAN PROFIT FROM OUR LOVED ONES DEATHS!!!

Anonymous
#551917

The best thing to do is file a complaint with the BBB. It's a simple process and it does affect their rating.

That being said, you need to have your documentation in order prior to filing. But - if they get bad marks they will eventually fall to an "F" rating and begin to lose sponsors. If they lost sponsors/advertisers they will have no choice but to pack it up.

So - what are you waiting for? File the complaint!

Anonymous
#551836

what a pathetic a joke you are! you are one of those people that jump fences to trample on our loved ones final resting place a place you do not belong!

you should be concerned with your own rather than others loved ones. you buzzards standing on our loved ones graves so you can rack up numbers that's all it is to you numbers, these are people we knew and loved.

I am sick you f.a.g. people lurking over our loved ones grave for the sake of a picture you all are nothing more than dirty buzzards.

Anonymous
#549348

All contributions meaning: memorials, cemetery listings, photos should be deleted when a members account has been suspended.

Jim Tipton rather not delete their contributions since that would mean losing thousands of dollars from sponsorships...

To Jim it's all about the money....not family, friends...

Anonymous
#547779

FIND A GRAVE MEMBER LKAT IS NOTHING BUT A FILTHY VULTURE, SHE STANDS ON FRESHLY BURIED VETERANS GRAVES (BURIED THAT DAY) @ FORT SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY. I HAVE WITNESSED HER FOR THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS STANDING ON FRESHLY BURIED VETERANS GRAVES & THEIR SPOUSES GRAVES TAKING PICTURES OF THE TEMPORARY MARKERS SO SHE CAN RUN HOME AND CREATE A MEMORIAL. MY GRANDFATHER WAS BURIED THERE 2 YEARS AGO AND I SAW HER BEING A VULTURE AND ASK WHO SHE WAS AND WHAT SHE WAS DOING...TURNS OUT SHE IS A FIND A GRAVE VULTURE!

FEEDING OFF THE DEATHS OF VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILY

Anonymous
#545519

find a grave so called faq's only apply to some members...see dennis deel's copyrighted photos added...see valencia that has no cemetery location for the majority of her memorials also note that she does not allow grave stone photos added; even when they are added per volunteer photo request. THE FACT IS FIND A GRAVE IS STEALING FROM OBITUARIES THAT FAMILY PAYS FOR AND PROFITING FROM GRAVESTONES THAT FAMILY PAYS FOR! FIND A GRAVE PROVIDES NO WORTHY SERVICES BUT PROFITS FROM THE DEATHS OF OTHERS!

Anonymous
#536202

my account was suspended but my memorials remain as do my photos and I have not been refunded for the memorials I sponsored. :( :?

Anonymous
#536094

You actually feel conned, swindled, and idiotic for participating on the site. The amount of time it took to walk photograph upload edit and reupload after searching the cemetery and creating a memorial.

Not to mention the money you spend and the time researching people urggg.

then to have an administrator flush it all down the toilet like you were garbage for participating...Please people try billion graves but this site degrades and violates those helping others and it is gross. Jim Tipton approved.

Anonymous21
#579276
@Abusing Volunteer Kindness

You Are Right !!!I LOVE BILLIONGRAVES!!!!!! It is the direct opposite of findagrave .

Its like they researched everything wrong with findagrave and got it right with Billion Graves. They also allow family members an opt out if they want a photo or record removed.

Anonymous
#535986

I couldn't agree more. I have personally experienced the abuse and unjustified removal of years of hard work. At the time my account was terminated and all my memorials deleted, I had been a member for over 9 years. I had hundreds of memorials, bios, photos, etc... including some that were transferred to me on f.a.g.

It all started when a member named BB contacted me about a duplicate listing. I checked into the listing and it was in fact not a dupe so I let her know thanks but she was obviously mistaken about her information. It was a completely different person. She never responded to that email. She did however, continued to spam my email box over and over and over and over and over again with "duplicate listing, remove it". That's it. Seriously, nothing like did you know this might be a duplicate or I noticed you may have a duplicate - no, just "dup, remove". I was getting 3 and 4 emails every 5 minutes. SHE was duplicating the emails!! I checked the first few just to be sure and when I discovered that she was full of ***, I stopped responding. She continued spamming my email box for days! I finally wrote to her and told her that I did NOT have duplicate listings and to stop harassing me. She never responded.

The next day, I went to enter a memorial and that's when I saw it. All of my contact information was gone and all of my memorials deleted. I thought it was a technical issue, so I wrote to the admin asking what was going on and when it would be up and running again. I did not get a response. I wrote to them again and asked why my memorials were not showing up. I did not get a response. I wrote a third time, asking what was going on with my account and why my memorials were missing. I never got a response. That was 7 months ago.

During the time BB was harassing me, I checked her profile and it said she had been a member for 3 years. After my account was cancelled I checked her profile again and then it said she was a member for 9 years! After about a month, I checked it again and now it's up to 11 years. Yep - she's an administrator! There is no other explanation for her membership level changing like that.

A word to the wise - stay away from this site! The site is run by narcissistic ***! They have zero respect for members and zero respect for the deceased. I still have trouble wrapping my head around the fact that this is a site to memorialize those that have passed away. It is disgusting and completely unacceptable the way people are treated at that site. After my experience, I started doing research into this company and found that there are literally hundreds of complaints against this site. They have been reported to the BBB as well. I read an article the other day about a class action lawsuit that someone started regarding trespassing, copyright infringement, and loss of work. It's just unbelievable. I'm stumped because they really had the potential to do great things but instead their out-of-control, over-inflated egos have led them straight down the drain.

It should be interesting at this point to see how much longer they will be up and running. Well, I guess it's true what they say about karma.....

Anonymous21
#579273
@Blue Genes

Please keep posting ! Keep warning others !

I think people need to understand the website bans people who are veteran users which is a direct reflection of the Nasty kind of people who run the site. Jim Tipton needs to get people who have at least graduated high school. One admin actually has evidence in his public messages that indicate he shared information and gossiped about banned members with other contributors.

How Juvenile and unprofessional can a person be...