Let me give you a piece of advice. As you casually or critically navigate through this forum, you will obviously come across a notorious member going by the name WritersBeware. In all her threads/posts(over 8000 as of Feb, 2012) you will notice that 'she'( I use the pronoun she to generically represent her as I don't know whether she is male, female or otherwise) consistently pretends to protect students from the zillions of scamming websites. Particularly, she will insist that all her opinions are backed up by 'evidence' which, in real sense, amounts to nothing more than querying Who IS database to reveal a site's registrant(s) details- something that my 7 year old son has already mastered.
HOWEVER, if you take a patient look at her general intent in EACH and EVERY post that she makes, you will notice a disturbing trend: She considers all essay websites/writers scams with the EXCEPTION of a US based essay site which she constantly and madly defends whenever it is under attack. Additionally, you will notice that all conniving writers who align themselves with her are seldom the target of her vicious and baseless attacks.
In fact, as per my detailed research, she uses an 'elimination' strategy where all essay companies(genuine or otherwise) are labeled as fraud, thusly making sure than only one company that she vigorously defends remains 'genuine'. The same case with writers who are members of this forum(for as long as you sing to her tune and lick her insecure ego, you are a 'genuine' writer- at least in her skewed way of thinking).
Further, any thread that touches negatively on that 'holy' company is usually removed- of course at her persistent instigation.
When, for instance, genuine clients complain about the sub-standard work from WrtiersBeware's league of writers, she will remain mum. For example, if you look at a thread titled 'pheelyks is a bad writer' where one of her associates WAS RIGHTLY chastised by a scammed customer, WB chose to conveniently ignore that thread as it touched one of her spanner boys in the forum.
Another WB's associate called WRT- owner of Oxbridge/ essayist(sp?) or something has an ongoing scam case against her which, I guess, has to do with her failure to honor her part of the agreement. WB, the sole 'defender' of writers and students has, once again, chosen to bury her foxy head in the sand.
And so many other examples.....................................................
My message to all students: DO NOT take her advice seriously. She clearly has interests in this 'industry' and while purporting to help you, her only interest is to see you use the services of a certain company.
If I were a student, I would give her 'advice' a miss.