If a foreign essay website has a formal business presence in the U.S. (because the owners used a registered agent to set up a corporation in the U.S.) - is it bound by the US laws (including taxation laws)? It seems there are several big foreign research websites that are incorporated in the US, but in fact their owners and staff are based in foreign countries. How does the American legal system apply to such companies?
Registering a company in country A while you are in country B doesn't really mean much to the customer in country A in case he is defrauded. The much the US government can do is to simply confiscate the assets of the company(like websites) but after that the law enforcers can't help you much in your attempt to reclaim your money(I am talking specifically about essay websites).
A fraudster holed up in Saudi Arabia can register an essay company in UK and gleefully perpetuate his trade against unsuspecting UK customers knowing very well the much he can lose is only his website.