Once, before I learned how to distinguish scam services from trustworthy, I’ve made a mistake and ordered an essay from customessays.co.uk. It was a double mistake, because never order proofreading of your essay from the British company if you study in the US (though, that wasn’t a British company at all, and that’s why)..
First of all, you need to know that “co.uk” domain does not mean that the site belongs to UK company. Only “uk” (without “co”) requires documents and evidences of being the UK resident, in this case the owner should have address in UK (country codes: GB, GG, JE or IM).
It means that any body from anywhere may register the domain name co.uk, even from Ukraine, like in this case. The owner of the domain is a Ukrainian company “Govitall”. According to the information posted by Writers_Block from EssayScam forum this company is strongly connected to samedayessay.com site, and dozens of other sites. The problem is that this company uses blackhat techniques to promote their services:
- using hacked domains to post links to their services
- teaching others how to spam with their services and pay them for every customer they led
Let’s return to our muttons. So I placed an order and called the service to make sure that they’ve received it. The phone number is 020 3519 1363, as you may see it has London’s code. You may buy/rent one from any virtual number providers. So it still doesn’t mean that the service belongs to the UK service. That times the phone number was “01143 258 711” Prof-link
My call was answered immediately I must admit. The girl “Tiffany” answered it. It was obviously that she is not from the UK. I doubt that she was native, and that her real name was Tiffany. She told me to keep waiting, and they will let me know when they will find the writer. It took about 10 minutes! I don’t believe that it is possible to find someone qualified enough to write my paper on “Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)”.
I’ve ordered paper with 14-days deadline.
In 14 days I received… rubbish. It was simply rephrased document from here and here. And to make my essay longer they just added the same paragraph several times. As a result: I’ve lost my time, but I hoped that there’s still a chance to get back my money. But despite their claims “If the received paper doesn’t meet your instructions, we will make a refund. We will also return your money if you don’t download the completed paper.” You have to go through
anal punishment a lot of red tape questions to get your money back! So that’s how I lost my first 100 USD. And check their disclaimer, you DON’T have to use their work as your own. They just provide you with the material for inspiration! Frudulent scambags!!
What other people say about customessays.co.uk
I’ve checked several review sites to gather OP opinions, and here what I’ve found:
Complete waste of money. Essay did not pass. I am so disappointed with the service that I received. I contacted customer services after finding out that the assignment did not even scrape a pass and 4 sections did not even meet the criteria (even though the criteria was sent to the writer). They were not helpful at all and said that their policy states that there are no refunds or revisions after 14 days and that I should pay more money to get my work edited.
Their website states that their work is a guaranteed 2.1 standard but have been informed, by them, that this does not guarantee a pass. Total Mis-selling
They have basically taken my money and written an inadequate assignment that did not even pass. In all honesty this was the worst mark that I have ever received for an essay.
This service is not hassle free and I am incredibly disappointed and dissatisfied. Total Scam.
BEWARE OF THIS WEBSITE. THEIR GUARANTEES ARE MIS SOLD AND THEY ARE ONLY INTERESTED IN GETTING THIER MONEY NOT SATISFYING THEIR CUSTOMERS.
I will be spreading my feedback to everyone I know and on as many feedback as sites as possible.”
I had this site write a number of essays for me I had this site write a number of essays for me. All of them scored around 20%. so I’m pissed! and i paid for the 2:1 service and not the budget crap. i recommend if you use this site you get the essay quick apply for revisions and make sure by day 12 you are happy yourself if not get a full refund from either paypal or bank and not the website cause they’ll try to rip you even more
Just wanted to warn others about this website Just wanted to warn others about this website. Due to time constraints I paid them to write an essay for me. At first all seems good, through webchat they informed me they have allocated a writer to my assignment and should be finished in the 4 days I gave them. Oh boy, every day there was a different problem. The wanted me to verify my identity with a photo of my drivers licence which I did as I paid with a credit card. Finally day 4 arrived and the writer had some ‘family emergency’ and was called away (Friday) but would definitely have assignment ready by Monday. Monday came and writer vanished! I asked for a refund and they preferred to find another writer. I obviously missed my deadline and went for an extension for 2 days. This is today! Still waiting for my essay. I negotiated a 40 percent discount from this order which they approved and I just wonder if anything will actually materialise! Will keep you posted.
All I can say.. Write your own essays, and don’t trust essaymills or you’ll be scammed and humiliated.