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You might see some attractive badges on the company's website that suggest they are part of 'consumer protection' groups. These are very easy to forge (and if you do a little research, you'll often find that the groups don't exist). You should also be wary of them name dropping, saying they work with companies you know to be reputable. Check out their claims as we've found many are just shameless lies!

A genuine essay writing website always provides custom essays that are original and 100% free of plagiarism mistakes. Such sites should have essay writing software and plagiarism detection software to scan all custom essays prior to delivering them to customers. Plagiarism is a serious academic offence that often puts students in great trouble and may even lead to penalization and scoring of failing grades.