Hey everyone! Let's talk about privacy and how it can be compromised when turning to academic help services. Due to the fact that such companies work online, you have to share some of your personal information that is required for the service to make a paper for you. Correspondingly, reaching out to such services for students is associated with certain risks that I'd like to address below.
Risk of being spammed
First and foremost, even the most responsible and reliable service for students will undoubtedly use the phone numbers and email provided by you to inform you about a pile of promotion campaigns, special offers, etc. Therefore, be prepared to be spammed sooner or later with emails or phone calls from the company.
The majority of people don't like this stuff, especially when they've stopped using outside assistance from the company for some reason. Moreover, they will become infuriated by these emails if the experience with the company was far from being perfect.
Risk of being contacted when it's uncomfortable for you
Sure thing, if you give your personal details to the online company when ordering a paper, you're accepting the risk of being contacted whenever it's possible. Of course, in the majority of cases, responsible and highly reputable academic help services will ask for the most convenient time they can get in touch with you, but in urgent cases (generally, when things go wrong with the order), you might be contacted any time of the day. This means even nighttime, your private time with the family or your spouse, etc. However, both these risks are small things in comparison to the following ones implying not just some minor inconveniences but real problems.
Risk of being exposed!
And I mean, exposed, for real. There is a probability that your paper details will include your full name, contact details (including the address and a phone number), details about your institution and your professor. Therefore, you directly risk being exposed as an individual, ordering papers from some custom companies.
For example, even if the company assures the privacy of your data, you might be assigned an irresponsible (or not remarkably thorough) writer that will contact your educational institution directly. Needless to say, what does it mean for you, right? So, even being careful with your details may not help prevent undesired repercussions from happening. Luckily, there are not so many inattentive writers who do this on a regular basis.
Risk of being robbed!
Sure, only scammers do this stuff, but I really want you to be informed about all possible risks, as well. When paying for the placed order, you'll be forwarded to the payment page that collects your credit card data and transfers it to the paper writing company. However, the companies cannot generally use this data for their own purposes.
And don't get me wrong, highly-reputable services won't do that, but there is a probability that some companies may ask for your credit card details, including the full credit card number, your CVV, or a PIN code. If someone is asking for these details, never EVER give them because you risk being directly robbed and left without any funds on your credit card.
There is a difference between payment verification that just asks for a couple of credit card details and a direct request for full credit card details.
Of course, the last two risks are common for either scammers or irresponsible companies that cannot ensure the safety of their client’s data. Nonetheless, you will be asked to disclose some of your personal details if you want to get the paper done by the paper writing company.
Therefore, get prepared to be:
- Contacted when it's uncomfortable for you;
- Being spammed with promotional emails and special offers;
- Risking of being exposed to your institution;
- Risking of being scammed;
I know that these risks are unpleasant news for you. However, they are real, and accepting these risks may prepare you to protect your data online and be anonymous while ordering the paper.