In the last 12 months there has been a 250% increase in reviews for online businesses providing homework-related services, with 1268 reviews in total.

With the back-to-school season underway, we want to raise awareness about the sudden prevalence of online essay and homework services, and educate parents and students alike on the pitfalls associated with such services.

“While the Internet can be a tremendous tool for students to do research, get tutoring and receive other school-help online, it also unfortunately provides an easy way for students to cheat and pay for people to complete their homework assignments” explains Jeremy Gin, Sitejabber’s Co-Founder.

“Not only is paying someone to do your homework unethical and antithetical to learning, but there are a number of scams associated with these services. Numerous Sitejabber reviewers have reported poor quality, including papers written by non-native English speakers, plagiarism, and bad grades as a result of this. Not to mention, they’re known for missing due dates as timeliness is not a priority and refunds are not offered.”

Jane C. Owen, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at Midwestern State University, believes using these services can also have a long-term impact on your future. “The reasons we’re seeing a rise in the use of online homework services are many but, overall, they are marked by a general decline in the writing ability of US students. Plagiarism, however, is not the answer. Cutting corners by using such services has the potential to become habit-forming and breeds dishonesty. Students will inevitably get caught cheating and the effects can cause long term damage to reputation, academic standing and, ultimately, career progression.

“If you’re a student who’s considering using these services you need to be aware that one bad decision can really harm your future prospects. You also need to ask yourself, is this really the sort of person you want to be? And, ultimately, what would your mother say?”

We hope that by learning more about these scams and the long-term effects associated with cheating by using online homework businesses, students will be discouraged to pay for untrustworthy services in the future.

To see all reviews associated with online businesses soliciting homework services and the associated scams, you can turn to Sitejabber.com.