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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bear View Post
    My understanding is that the FBI has the files on 60,000 Americans who bought degrees from Axact schools. No word on what they plan to do with them.
    Uh oh! They don't have a list of Canadians, do they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    Uh oh! They don't have a list of Canadians, do they?
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    Axact time bomb goes off

    Bacha Khan University: VC, registrar charged with fake degrees from Axact - The Express Tribune

    Meanwhile, legal wrangling continues

    SHC dismisses Axact petition | Pakistan | thenews.com.pk

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    Amazingly, Rochville clones still keep popping up. Jamesford University was unknown - to me at least - until yesterday.The site is down but the Internet Wayback Machine saved it twice last year, https://web.archive.org/web/20150315...niversity.com/
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    The FBI counts 334 fake universities and 2.4 million fake degrees connected to Axact

    US FBI Confirms Fake Degree Trade Under Axact
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizmet View Post
    The FBI counts 334 fake universities and 2.4 million fake degrees connected to Axact
    Oh wow! If only I could have earned just $1 commission on each one....

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    The plot thickens as evidence is produced in court. This includes not only the original degree mill stuff but also subsequent blackmail schemes where new degree owners are threatened with exposure/criminal charges unless they pay more money. Nice investigating.

    FIA briefing to minister on Axact is backed by evidence | Top Story | thenews.com.pk
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    Kizmet: "...subsequent blackmail schemes ..."

    I've often wondered how much of that has gone on. When the US Secret Service made public the list of more than 10,000 Americans who had bought fake degrees from St. Regis University , and it was put on the Spokane newspaper's web site, that seemed a clear opportunity for opportunists, as it were.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bear
    ...that seemed a clear opportunity for opportunists, as it were.
    Indeed. I remember that list - some of it anyway. Notable that some people - owners and staff from er, unaccredited schools - were "outed" as degree-buyers from their major competition - St. Regis .

    But that was 10,000+ names. This is 2.4 MILLION! If the FIA or any other authority posts the entire file for public download, we'd better make sure we have database software that'll handle it - and a really good internet connection!

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    From the above article - Saleem Qureshi's testimony:

    "Umair Hamid ... conveyed the message of Viqas Atique to go into hiding and gave me Rs25,000 for the purpose...."

    That's $239! Hardly more than a bus ticket! What shameful pikers these multimillionaire Axact guys are! Poor, poor Qureshi - couldn't get decent pay!

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    Nothing really new here, just a news story that asks the question, "Where are all these phony degree holders now and should we try to find them?"

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    From the article:

    "The FBI further confirmed that American online universities and Axact had been hand in glove with each other in palming off counterfeit degrees."
    Very interesting indeed. Where was that reported? Did the FBI say which American online universities took part? What action will the FBI take, I wonder?

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