Fraud and Scams

Scam sites are out to rip off innocent students. Don’t be their next victim. Always use a genuine UK writing service. Please read our guide on how to spot fake essay companies that give the industry a bad name!

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4 Ways to buy Essays Online Safely

We understand the challenges involved when safely buying an online essay in the UK. As the demand for these services increase, internet pirates (scam sites) largely from the USA and third world countries are marauding cyber seas looking to make a quick buck.

Scam sites are out to rip off innocent students. Don’t be their next victim. Buying an essay safely is not difficult once you know how to detect fraudsters or low-quality operators which is why we have created this guide.

4 questions when buying a paper online in the UK to ensure your safety:

  1. Do you guarantee grades?

    Steer clear of essay writing services whom guarantee you grades. Anyone who may guarantee you grades for a paper is lying to you.
    Different universities and different lecturers can all mark and grade the same paper differently. They know this but will simply tell you what you want to hear so that they can make you part with your money. Handing in an essay as your own is unethical – and they should be guiding you on how to use the service correctly.
    Additionally, if you do not get your desired grade they will then direct you to their terms and conditions which will state that their guarantee applies to their “in house” marking.

  2. What is your company registration number?

    Anyone can purchase a domain name. Legitimate UK companies pay tax and are registered with Companies House. If they cannot supply this information or their information does not match with companies house then again stay away.
    The benefits of using a registered company in the UK is as follows:

    • UK companies are subject to UK law
    • UK companies can be sued in the UK courts
    • You have a greater ‘comeback' against UK companies if anything goes wrong is a trading name of Deckchair Research Ltd, and is subject to UK Law and UK courts.

  3. How much does it cost? If their prices are too good to be true ...then they are! When buying an essay safely, you should steer away from really cheap services.

    What is a cheap service?
    Different companies have different marketing strategies and therefore different prices. A general rule of thumb is not to pay anything less than £100 per thousand words at a 2.1 level. You have to think of writer with the relevant qualifications will sit down and write a 15,000 word masters merit for £600? That’s £300 each month for a total of 2 months work.

    Additionally all genuine UK companies have to pay for staff, advertising, office space, business rates, etc. Would an expert PhD write your assignment if the company paid him even less than that quoted? If you feel that the answer is no, then you should be weary, as you’ve found another scam site.

  4. UK registered Bank Account If you are unsure about buying an online essay from a provider ask them to provide their UK bank account number and sort code.

    If you wish to be extra vigilant (and so you should), deposit a few pence and ask them to confirm the amount.

    A genuine essay service in the UK will have a UK bank account. If they do not deliver you your paper then you are protected by UK consumer law. Without this you will be left stranded by an internet scammer.


Study Aid Essays (part of Deckchair Research Ltd.,) is legitimate provider of custom essays, dissertations, coursework and law services.

We have a zero tolerance policy for fraud. Any fraudulent orders are always published on our website so that they may be picked up by scanners and to allow other students to benefit from the assignment.

Any fraudulent purchases are immediately emailed to 123 UK universities.

Credit card fraud can carry up to a 14 year prison sentence and we have successfully prosecuted numerous individuals.