A BBC Radio 4’s File on Four program investigation found a “staggering” trade in worthless diploma mill degrees from Axact, a Pakistani firm claiming to be the “world’s largest IT company” that operated a network of hundreds of fake online universities. Buyers include NHS consultants, nurses and a large defense contractor. One British buyer spent almost £500,000…

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release by the Department of Justice, the executive of a Pakistani software company – Axact – has been charged for his part in an alleged $140 million “fake-diploma mill” scheme. The complaint alleges that Umair Hamid, 30, and his co-conspirators made false and fraudulent representations to consumers on diploma mill websites and over the phone to…

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diploma mills charging between $135 to $349 for a certificate that is, essentially, worthless. The Commission files a complaint when it has “reason to believe” that the law has been or is being violated and it appears to the Commission that a proceeding is in the public interest. The cases are decided by the court.…

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