“Anyone who thinks our company is scam is welcome to interview me personally in London, UK. Otherwise shut up before i sue you in court for slander.”
So writes a self-identified co-owner of One Freelance ltd, doing business as CustomWritings.com, in EssayScam.org. I see two grammatical errors already; but perhaps he doesn’t write essays personally. In this post I’ll try to determine whether CustomWritings.com is trustworthy. Other factors in your choice are up to you. I was able to find the applicable law for Washington state USA easily by searching on “Washington State Law Plagiarism”.
It’s 27 May 2017, as they say it in England. There may be nothing illegal or wrong with the following business practices. But they suggest that the seller is not to be trusted. I’m using my Scam-O-Meter scoring system; -1 means true, +1 means false, and 0 means undetermined. I penalize the seller for statements made by shills.
Ridiculous claims: +1. None found.
Suspicious location: -1. I have two addresses for CustomWritings.com. One is a mailbox shared by known scammer HDZoom360. The other is an office building.
- 19-21 Crawford Street, Dept 706, London, W1H 1PJ
- 37 Warren Street, London, W1T 6AD
Onerous terms: +1. None found.
Ads, spam, robocalls: -1
- They’ll use the information you give them, plus what they can suck out of your browser, to spam, phone and text you. You can opt out.
- They’ll share it with other companies that will do the same.
- If they sell their company, your data is part of the deal.
- Tania posted on Awriter.org; “They keep ringing me several times a day everyday and leave voice mails although I have blocked most of they’re numbers. I’m feeling harassed. It feels like they’re begging!! Leave me alone . If I wanted to place an order I would have done by now!“
Lying and deception: 0. The site is full of warnings that putting your name on a paper they write is illegal and not permitted. But the top page of the sample paper has blanks prompting you to fill in a name, school, etc. It’s not hard to guess what most of their customers are going to do here.
Obfuscation: +1. None found.
Crummy product: -1
- Posted on Awriter.org; “You would think a $100 your paper would be A+ gave them more than 20 days, paid extra for an advanced writer and revived the most incoherent and confusing paper ever. Failed my class because of them.“
- Legitimate Writing Services advises, “We would not recommend CustomWritings.com to students, graduates and undergraduates looking for high quality papers.“
- Top Writing Reviews commented on a sample essay, “We do believe that we overpaid for the product that we received.“
- I looked over sample paper “Advantages and disadvantages of lowering the voting age to thirteen.” Surely the company would display only its best-quality work. This essay is described as college-level writing; I would have guessed middle school. I found several English mistakes. It discusses vague generalities, and it cites only one source. Had I submitted this paper to a professor at my university, I’d expect to receive a D and an office appointment to discuss my academic future. But if the professor were the type that grades papers by “throwing them down the stairs” it might serve.
Overpriced: 0. Unknown.
75% discount: +1. False.
Total score; 0
Unauthorized charges: CREDIT CARD RISK ALERT.
- Amanda posted on Awriter.org; “My cc was charged twice by international banks. No one refunded my money and now not only am I out over $200 USD but I have no essay and a deadline next week. This site is a scam.“
- CustomWritings.com shares an address with known scammer HDZoom360. So I assume it’s the same person or company, and it inherits HDZoom360’s credit card risk alert.
- CustomWritings.com accepts PayPal.
Conclusion: Avoid these guys. Check your region’s laws and your school’s policies and consider the risk. Stick with companies based in the country where you live, and pay with PayPal.
Bloopers: In a rebuttal to a complaint on RipoffReport.com; “We value our reputation in the paper writing service market. Therefore in future before publishing public complaints, make sure that you were really swindled, otherwise we have a right to start legal proceedings in the court of Great Britain with a case of defamation and slander. This can lead to financial losses from your side in favor of our company.” Sounds like the same guy we started with. Litigious!