Fake degree scam: NYT reveals more

NEW YORK: American news paper New York Times journalist revealed more about the alleged Axact scam, Aaj News reported.

In a story published in the New York Times today, the journalist Declan Walsh wrote that many of the contact numbers of the fake universities are now switched off.

According to the NYT, former employees of Axact contacted the news paper to record their statements against the company.

Riaz Ahmed, a former employee who used to work in a call centre situated in the Islamabad office said that he would take 10 to 15 days to provide a degree.

Ahmed, another employee revealed that the company used to earn around $100,000 per day and sometimes $500,000 in three months. He also added that most of the youth who bought the degree were from United States who wanted to be the part of US army.

To handle the financial matters Axact established 20 off-shores companies, said another employee.

A customer added to the information that she got her degree for $2,10,000.