Axact Sells Fake Online Degrees Worth Millions of Dollars, NYT Alleges

Axact is allegedly involved in selling fake online degrees, certificates and diplomas worth tens of millions of dollars each year, reports Declan Walsh of New York Times.

Citing few unnamed sources and one named source identified as Jamshaid, who had worked with Axact in past, the paper reports that Axact has hundreds of extremely good looking websites of bogus universities with paid actors doing demos and intros. Report alleges that Axact charges thousands of dollars for degrees that mean nothing but a piece of paper.

New York times is basing its whole story on this source named as Jamshaid, who apparently had the list of individuals getting degrees from Axact. Paper also quoted few of the individuals who had obtained degrees from Axact owned websites.

Also Read: Axact Allegations: Interior Minister Directs FIA to Probe into NYT Report

Jamshaid, who worked with Axact and quite last October, is said to have fled to UAE with internal records of 22 individual customer who had paid a total of $600,000 for degrees.

Axact, in a legal response to New York Times, denied the allegations and said that whole story is cooked up and is a conspiracy.

These allegations against Axact have surfaced at a time when company is in final phase of rolling out BOL, a long-awaited TV channel that company has been setting up for over two years now.

BOL is mainly rivaled by Geo TV and we have seen multiple instances of both the groups alleging each other directly or indirectly for things that are yet to be proven.

New York Times also referenced a case where driving coach had acquired bogus degree from Axact owned website. Few other cases were also referred where individuals received degrees from Axact owned websites that were not accepted anywhere.

Axact has over 2,000 employees in Pakistan.

Such allegations by New York Times against Axact aren’t going to remain unnoticed. Either Axact will have to prove NYT guilty in the courts or its reputation, just before the launch of BOL, is going get ruined.

We expect more details on the development during the coming days. Meanwhile can read entire article on New York Times Here.

Update:

Axact has published its response on NYT’s article and said that Declan Walsh’s story is baseless, substandard, maligning, defamatory and based on false accusations and merely a figment of imagination published without taking the company’s point of view.

Axact said that it will be pursuing strict legal action against the publications and those involved. Click here to read Axact’s response on NYT’s story.

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  • Has anybody read the NY article? This Axact seems like greatest evil mastermind corporation.

    • There are so many intriguing stories within the article itself, and I am not talking about those accounts of the individuals who had been ripped off.

    • It’s like a repeat of the Ghulam Ishaq bank thing,only thing pakistanis are good at apparently is operating global scams (maybe i should chime in on the action,any takers?)

  • Columbiana University! Harvey University!! hahahahahaha We Purestanis Do everything in style & swag (fake) isn’t it.? :D #BOLTeraKiaHogaBholiya

  • #bol kay lab azad hai tere 2 saal laga diye saloo nay Har banda hi VP hire kar latye thy yahi niklna tha end main..

  • What ever is written in the article is just the tip of the ice berg.. We all know how big of a “Mafia” Axact is from day one.. Its about time someone strong is raising voice against them and will finally bring them to Justice Inshallah..

    • Sorry but nothing will happen to them in Pakistan,,,you know it very well too. This is a heaven for frauds and corrupts who robbed this country fo more than $ 200 billions and still on the prey. So relax please.

  • I have always heard stories of axact being involved in online porn sites as well. Not sure if those are true too.

  • This is the first time that some credible source has mentioned this much about Axact and it is also true that whatever they have mentioned is just tip of the ice burg.. They are devil genius.. Their fraudulent system is completely unbeatable..

  • What shame for Pakistan. Get FBR involved in axacts revenues. Figure out how they make their money, then ban them and make an example out of them.

    I’m pretty sure by now the owner of axact would be in a yatch in Dubai

    • Very true,,,he is actually in a yatch in Dubai or in Bahamas. He is un-touchable like other corrupts (Zardari, Nawaz and so many). Nothing will happen and FBR will also take their share from him and he will be one happy guy on God’s earth.

  • My younger brother worked at Axact while he was a student at KU and got paid really, really well. I can safely confirm that all of that is written in the article is 100% true. Axact runs hundreds of fake online universities that sell fake degrees. They will give the degree to just about anyone. They have even awarded a degree to a dog (literally! – Google it). They even give medical and engineering degrees. Axact claims that they have developed a ground breaking ERP software – but that is just an illusion – the software does not exist. Since I am myself a part of Pakistan’s software industry (I develop capital markets information systems), I can also confirm that no ERP software from Axact is being used by Pakistani businesses. If they were, then I would have known (our company would have lost business to Axact)

    But the problem is – Axact have a very powerful legal team that springs into action if anyone says a word against them. Secondly, they operate through fake companies that are registered all over the world – so it is difficult to track the money they make. Thirdly, they take advantage of the lack of regulation and cyber laws in Pakistan. Finally, and most importantly, they are an expert of marketing their brand and their founder as extremely patriotic. For them, if anyone speaks up against Axact or its founder, then it’s a conspiracy against Pakistan.

    • They have nicely turned criticism into an onslaught by Jew TV. But foolish are those who fall for them.
      Wasim Badami returned to ARY. Mass exodus shall begin soon. #BolKiKhol

      • hahaha really nice to hear such words. However, BOL as soon as lanuched will be the No.1 channel on Pakistan and will dominate together with Money lords. With appropriate money one can buy anything in this word,they have $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ and you are living in Pakistan, where money = Everything!.

        • The moment BOL accused NYTIMES of conspiring against them; the moment they got exposed!

    • My younger brother worked at Axact while he was a student at KU and got paid really, really well. I can safely confirm that all of that is written in the article is 100% FALSE. Axact runs hundreds of REAL online universities that sell REAL degrees. ……………………….. Anyone can write this fake story!!! I don’t know why Propakistani is getting jealous to BOL!!! LOL!

    • Yes and he will teach 1 crore ways of making money with corruption and scams like this.

  • This is actually true one of my friends work in exact, and pretty much does the same thing call possible clients / for enrollment into degrees haha

  • Great job very well done NYT. I just tried calling up few toll free numbers and all went on auto voice response and even live chat is also down on many of their websites. But nothing will happen to these corrupts and scammers as they are in our heaven of corrupts. Geo pakistaniyo,,,koi changa kam na kerna.

      • It is not the matter of indian or pakistani,,,as a human we should encourage the good things and discourage the bads. Understand paiya :)

  • A chat session with 1 one Axact owned University! Just check out the chatting style of Dr. Sb who is currently responding from Axact Office in Karachi :D

    hillforduniversity . com

    Please wait for a site operator to respond.

    You are not currently in a chat session.

    Ahmi: Hello

    You are now chatting with ‘Dr. Alex W Miller’.

    Dr. Alex W Miller:

    Hello

    Ahmi: Hi Alex

    Ahmi: how are you

    Dr. Alex W Miller:

    I am fine

    Ahmi: i want to know about the engineering courses

    Dr. Alex W Miller:

    Ok

    Dr. Alex W Miller:

    Provide me your email address all relevant information will be sent to you

    Ahmi: [email protected]

    Dr. Alex W Miller:

    Ok thank you

    Dr. Alex W Miller:

    You can wait for the email

    Ahmi: where is your university is located?

    Dr. Alex W Miller:

    You will get all information in your email

    Ahmi: but i am asking from you Dr

    Ahmi: you should tell me about the physical location of your university

    Dr. Alex W Miller:

    You will get all the Information in email thank you

    Chat session has been terminated by the site operator.

    • I checked all the websites and none of these carry any physical correspondance address, except a toll free number and an email address. The english style is purely pakistani and almost all website are quite common in design, layout, text and contents. This is total fraud and the owner is a evil genius i would say. Hats off to the corrupts and scammers of this country.

  • The news can badly impact those Pakistanis who are searching for jobs in the outer world :(

  • Shame on Axact. If Axact is not guilty they should show the list of their clients from whom they are earning millions of dollars per month, which they can not.

  • why would someone buy unverified degree? and Axact employees stop leaking lol Axact is the boat on which your sailing around lol.

  • They should thank NYT, they didn’t expose their porn side.

    As for the all other news everyone knows what exact does, this matter is no secret I have personally met with people who worked at Axact and I totally agree with the findings of NYT.

  • One of the big 4 audit firm was appointed as its auditors in 2010. They resigned for the reason that they couldn’t very the source of company’s revenue.

  • There is another illegal work too through which Axact is making millions. Its true that they pay super high but at the same time they force to do work which you can’t imagine.

  • Instead of arguments. I did some initial level research and found some coincidences.

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  • To be honest Aamir, we bloggers need to remain unbiased and refrain from blowing air on the most obvious media wars among all these news outlets. Instead of focusing on the timing, lets campaign for the forensic audit of Axact’s revenue and help the justice get served.

  • It is yellow journalism. How Axact can run 100 universities??? mera damagh tou tasleem nahi karta. Pta nahi Aaamir Bhai apko kaya ho gaya hai. Aap aisay byhoda articles q likhne lag gaye hain. Kaya yeh articles IT or Telecom related blog par honay chahiye????? Aap aisay articles qun post kar rahay hain???? meri samajh sy bahir hai.

    Pakistanis are not scammers… okay

    • Tayyab brother with all due respect, it’s beyond the concept of “Pakistanis being scammers”. This news is correct and more than 400 employees work 24/7 in one of the Axact building floors so well organized that the work never stops and they keep on finding fresh victims. They even work on Eid day for this purpose. What do you say if you find out that this is really true and Axact really is scamming people by first calling them with a non-existent job offer and eventually redirecting the conversation on some degree the individual does not have and asking them to purchase a degree based on their experience only and ending up selling them degree on a higher price? What would you say then dear brother?

  • صدام حسین نے تیل کے عوض سونا مانگ کر امریکی معیشت کو آنکھیں دکھانے کی کوشش کی تو نیو یارک ٹآیْمز نے عراق کے خلاف جوہری ہتھیار بنانے کی ۱ سٹوری لکھ دی۔ جس پر کسی نے بھی نیو یارک ٹآیْمزسے وضاحت مانگنے کی بجاےْ عراق کو ملزم کی بجاےْ مجرم سمجھنا شروع کردیا۔ امریکہ نے عراق پر چڑھائ کر دی۔ عراق کو تباہ کر کے جب کوئ ثبوت نا ملا تو دنیا کو احساس ہوا کہ نیو یارک ٹآیْمز کی ۱ جھوٹی سٹوری کے پیچھے عراق کو برباد کر دیا گیا پے۔ نیو یارک ٹآیْمزنے اس سٹوری پہ محض ۱ پیراگراف لکھ کے معافی مانگ لی اور دنیا نے لاکھوں لوگوں کے قتل کا باعث بننے والے نیو یارک ٹآیْمزکو معاف کر دیا۔

    BCCI بینک کے تیزی سے بڑھتے ہوے زرے مبادلہ کو دیکھ کر امریکی منڈیوں میں تشویش کی لہر دوڈ گئ۔ اپنے کمپیٹیٹر کو راستے سے یٹانے کا ٹاسک ۱ بار پھر نیو یارک ٹآیْمز کو دیا گیا۔ BCCI کے ۱ ملازم کو چند پیسے دے کے منگھڑت بیان لیا گیا اور نیو یارک ٹآیْمز نے ۱ بار پھر جھوٹی سٹوری شایعُ کر دی۔ اس بار بھی کسی نے نیو یارک ٹآیْمزکو اپنے الزامات ثابت کرنے کا نہیں کہا۔ سب نے مل کر تفتیش کے نام پر معاشی پابندیاں اور اس گروپ میں بینکنگ شعبہ کی ساکھ کو ایسا متاثر کیا کہ دوبارہ خطے میں کوئ بھی اس شعبہ میں امریکی منڈیوں کہ مدِمقابل نہ کھڑا ہو سکے۔ بعد میں یہ سٹوری بھی جھوٹی ثابت ہو گئ اور نیو یارک ٹآیْمز نے معافی بھی مانگ لی مگر اس جھوٹے سکینڈل کے زخم سے ابھی تک اس خطے کے بینک عالمی منڈیوں کے سرمایہ کاروں کا اعتماد حاصل کر کے پہلے جیسیے حالات پیدہ نہیں کر سکے۔

    پھر یوں ہوا کہ پاکستان میں ۱ کمپنی نے انفارمیشن ٹیکنالوجی کے شعبہ میں سر اٹھانا شروع کیا۔ ۴ سال میں اس کمپنی نے دنیا بھر کی منڈیوں میں اپنا لوہا منوایا اوربےتحاشہ زرِمبادلہ کماتے ہوے دنیا بھرکی انفارمیشن ٹیکنالوجی کی مارکیٹ میں نہ صرف اپنا نام منوایا بلکہ کمپیٹیٹرز کے لیے خطرہ کی گھنٹی بجا دی۔ ساتھ ہی ساتھ اس کمپنی نے اپنا میڈیا گروپ بھی کھول لیا جس کا مقصد ملک میں موجود اندرونی غداروں کو بینقاب کرنا اور ملک کا واحد پرو نیشنل چینل بنانا بھی تھا۔ اس ادارے نے خطے کے ہزاروں نوجوانوں کو روزگار بھی مہیا کیا ہوا تھا۔ ہمیشہ کی طرح یہ سر اٹھاتی کمپنی وقت کے خداوْں کو ناگوار گزر رہی تھی اور شک تھا کہ کہیں کویُ مدِمقابل نہ کھڑا ہو جاےُ۔ اس کمپنی کے خلاف ۱ مقدمہ کیا گیا جس میں کمپنی نے اپنی سچایُ ثابت کر دی اور سب کام معمول کے مطابق چلتے رہے۔ پھر اس کمپنی کا پتہ کاٹنے کی زمہ داری نیو یارک ٹآیْمز کو دی گیُ۔ پرانے مقدمے کو بنیاد بنا کر نیو یارک ٹآیْمز نے ۱ سٹوری لکھ دی۔ اس بار پھر کسی نے نیو یارک ٹآیْمز کو اپنی رپورٹ ثابت کرنے کا نہیں کہا بلکہ مقمامی میڈیا کے ذریعہ (جو پیلے ہی اس کمپنی کو اپنا کمپیٹیٹر سمجھ کے بوکھلاہٹ کا شکار ہے) اس کمپنی کے خلاف محاظ کھڑا کر دیا۔ کمپنی کی ساکھ تو تفتیش مکلمل ہونے سے پہلے ہی اتنی متاثر ہو چکی ہے کہ اب اگر یہ بے گناہ ثابت ہو بھی جاےُ تو پھر بھی اس شعبے میں ساکھ بحال کرتے کرتے اتنا وقت لگ جاےُ گا کہ مقابلے کی تمام کمپنیز کوسوں دور ہو جایِں گی۔

    نیو یارک ٹآیْمز تو اس بر بھی معافی مانگ لے گی مکر اس سٹوری سے متاثر ہونے والا ملک انفارمیشن ٹیکنالوجی کے شعبہ میں سالوں پیچھے رہ جاےَ گا۔ اس کمپنی کی ساکھ ہی متاثر نہیں ہوگی بلکہ پورے خطہ میں انفارمیشن ٹیکنالوجی کے شعبہ میں اس ملک کی ہر کمپنی سے اعتبار اٹھ جاے گا۔ جو ملک اس وقت سب سے زیادہ زرمبادلہ انفارمیشن ٹیکنالوجی کے شعبہ سے کما رہا ہے وہ ملک ۱ جھوٹے پروپیگنڈہ کی نظر ہو کے اس منڈی سے ہی باہر ہو جاےُ گا۔

    عرض صرف اتنی ہے کہ بہلے تو ہمیں یہ دیکھنا چاہیے کہ الزام کون لگا رہا ہے اور اس کا اپنا کردار کیسا ہے۔ پھر اگر مان بھی لیا جاےُ کہ جو بندہ ہمیشہ سے ہماری معیشت کہ مخالف لکھتا آیا ہے وہ اس بار سچا ہے تو پھر بھی ملزم کو فورآ مجرم سمجھ کر اپنے ہی ملک کی اتنی بڑی کمپنی کے سڑرکچر اور وطن کی ساکھ کو تباہ نہیں کرنا چاہیے۔ یہ کمپنی جھوٹی بھی ہوگی اور ٹیکس چور بھی پر میاں دوسروں کے لگاےُ الزام پر اپنے پاوُں پر کلحاڑی مارنے سے پہلے اپنوں کا موُقف تو پوچھ لو۔ بحیثیت قوم ہمیں میڈیا ٹرایُل کی عادت کوترک کر کہ اصلیت کو دونوں اطراف کا موقف جان کر انصاف کے پلیٹ فارم پر فیصلہ کرنے والے اداروں پہ یقین رکھنا چاہیے۔
    آخر کب تک کسی کے بھی ہمارے گھر میں چنگاری پھینکنے سے بنا سوچے سمجھے ہم خد ہی ھوا دے کے سارا آنگن جلاتے رہیں گے۔
    تحقیقات مکمل ہو لینے دیں اگر اس بار نیو یارک ٹآیْمزسچا ہوا تو پھر فیصلہ کر لیں گے کہ اسے بنیاد بنا ک سزا کمپنی کو دینی ہے یا میڈیا کے ذریعے قوم کی ساکھ کو؟

    • Iska matlab hay agar Axact sach much jurm kar rahi hay to quom ki saakh ko dekhte huay usay jurm karne dena chahiye?

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