Today early morning New York Times Pakistan Desk editor Declan Walsh publishes an expose on Axact and its Degree Mill Scam that has been under the covers for many years. Previously any attempt to expose this company usually ended up in a legal cease and desist letter issued to anyone whosoever published anything negative on Axact.
We, as independent bloggers suffered the same fate when in 2008 Unaiza Naseem published an simple inquisitive story Unveiling operations of a local software house
Now that this article was printed in a news paper, I have the urge to know if there’s any fact in the software house “AXACT” doing porn business. There are links in the article that show the name of the software house and the discussion forums from the employees
Axact ultimately petitioned Google to have it removed from its search results. The chilling effects reproduction of the notice shows that the Sindh high court notice is against Ummat newspaper, they only included KMB links and got away with it from Google. Similar incidents have happened to WCCF techie forum run by Saad Abdullah, who reportedly deleted the forum topic 20 days later to avoid unnecessary issues.
Declan Walsh it seems finally reported this news story with support from an ex-employee who has provided him with some concrete evidence of the scam happening in the name of online degree mills. $600,000 from only 22 customers, is a goldmine
In October, Mr. Jamshaid quit Axact and moved to the United Arab Emirates, taking with him internal records of 22 individual customer payments totaling over $600,000. Mr. Jamshaid has since contacted most of those customers, offering to use his knowledge of Axact’s internal protocols to obtain refunds. Several spurned his approach, seeing it as a fresh effort to defraud them. But a few, including Mohan, accepted his offer. After weeks of fraught negotiations, Axact refunded Mohan $31,300 last fall
Once the story went public – some digital forensic experts spotted some commonalitiy spread across all the Axact websites, the presence of the exact same Live Chatting app being used across all websites – all leading to the Axact Chat Server found at http://xchatlivepro.org/Login.aspx
Simply open any Axact Site – Click – Live Chat Now – view the source code and see the magic happen. Watch this quick video of randomly selected websites from NYTimes published list of Axact’s scam universities and you see how all lead to the same dead horse located on Kh-e-Ittehad
For those Karachiites living in Karachi have also wonder as to how the Axact building “grew” three additional floors, when DHA/CCB bylaws prevent any building beyond the standard ground plus four buildings, the mystery in not much of a mystery for those in the know, I too dont want to comment on it mostly worried about the inconvenience of unnecessary law suits, I leave it as a simple innocent question and you are welcome to do the maths