As college courses become ever more rigorous, the demand for online essay writing services has exploded. In response to that demand, hundreds of these services have appeared on the Internet.
But are all these services reliable? How can you tell? How can you avoid getting scammed when contracting and paying for them?
Here are some guidelines to paying safely for online writing services.
Do NOT Give the Writer Any Money Until the Job Is Done
A true professional will understand that it’s ethical to complete the job before getting paid. Be wary of writers who rush you into paying before they have finished the work. They may throw your paper together sloppily without a regard for the requirements of your assignment, leaving you with the work of revising and improving it at the last minute or hand in a paper of poor quality. Even worse, they might disappear with your money without doing the job at all.
Use a Reliable Payment Method
Security breaches of personal data have become all too common as more people do more of their shopping online. Some banks allow you to create a disposable credit card number every time you make a purchase. An online checkout service, such as PayPal or Google Checkout, is also a safe option. These services allow you to make online purchases without sharing your information with merchants. Always choose a credit card over a debit card for online purchases; they usually have a set amount of fraud protection and are not tied directly to your bank account. Whatever you do, don’t wire money using MoneyGram or the Western Union, as there is no way that you can ever get this money back.
Do Some Research
Do an online search on any writer before hiring him or her. Look for reviews that show that the writer is trustworthy and professional. Get an idea of the kind of writing this writer has done already. Is he familiar with the subject? Are they knowledgeable? Pay attention to spelling and grammar in their work and their communications with you.
If It’s Too Good to Be True, I Probably Is
Does this writer make outrageous claims about their expertise and/or turnaround time? Be suspicious. Be wary also of writers that offer their services at the cheapest rates. If writing your paper will cost you less than a cup of coffee, it’s probably a scam. Remember that you get what you pay for.
Never fear; some wonderfully professional, reliable writers are always out there. So take your time to choose just the right one.