Former FBI agent makes stunning revelations over the Axact online fake degrees scandal
ISLAMABAD - Former FBI agent makes stunning revelations over the Axact online fake degrees scandal.
A former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent has claimed that Axact has resorted to its business of selling fake degrees and diploma certificates in the United States.
Allen Ezzel, who previously headed the FBI’s DipScam diploma-mill task force, wrote a formal letter to the Embassy of Pakistan in the United States. In his letter, Allen has shared insights on the case, Axact has resumed its business five years after facing a similar case in Pakistan.
“Axact is in business today, doing what they have for the past 16 years. Degree sales range from $199 to over . . . for single victims. Axact’s main target for their degree and transcript sales, followed by the reported up-sell (blackmail and extortion) continues to be the Middle East (56+%), followed by the United States (29%). I believe 100,000+ diplomas and transcripts have been sold in the United States alone via the Axact call centers in Pakistan.” ------------------------------
Ezzel has shared some insights in his letter, mentioning that local sales were over 83+ in the District of Columbia, 2,632+ in the State of Maryland, and 1,723+ in the State of Virginia. He suspected the company even has access to notary attestations, Embassy seals and stamps, and U.S. DOS Apostille Attestations (most likely all counterfeit).
According to Allen, Axact introduces its fake schools as being American by showing several fake addresses and phone numbers from the States. It uses the ‘U.S. Presidential Scholarship’ as bait to attract new victims.
To further this ‘American’ illusion, many of these web sites contain pictures of the U.S. Capitol building, along with the American flag appearing numerous times on these web sites.
Allen said that, due to this illusion, thousands of students fall prey to their scam, unknowingly providing them the business of multi-million dollars.