This page is a little long, but if you will take the time to read through this, it will help you not to get scammed and provide you with important tools to make sure who you are dealing with is for real, and not somebody that is going to rip you off.
There are a number of good diploma companies out there, but sorry to say, there are also those sites that are going to take your money and supply nothing.
The best way to avoid being ripped off is simply to know what to look for in advance, and what sort of questions to ask.
Some sites will give you a number, but all you get is an answering machine, and others will not give you a phone number at all, simply because they don’t want it traced.
If you really want to know if a company is legit, call them on a landline and not a cell or forwarding service. Look the company up in the yellow pages or online at http://yp.yahoo.com/ or http://www.yellow.com/ and call the number found in your search.
One thing you really want to consider is when you contact these companies is do they have live customer support and reply to you right away. This may not seem like that big of a deal, but it will give you a good idea if the company you are in contact with is a real company, and there everyday producing orders and responding to customers, or simply somebody that is working when they want to.
The most importing thing in regards to your research is not to trust any so-called “review board”. Keep in mind that it cost $40,000 - $50,000 a year to built, host and promote a site among the search engines, and regardless of what these sites may tell you, they are not doing this just to “make sure no one else gets ripped off”. These “review boards” are always owned by another diploma site, and sometimes they have several sites. They are very sly in their wording but trust that whether they are trying to drive you to their site, or away from others, they are not paying this kind of money just from the goodness of their heart.
Needless to say, the most important thing is to do your research and make sure the company or individual you are dealing with is going to supply what you are looking for.