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Ameritech Financial – CFPB Complaint ID 3106865

Consumer Complaint Submission

Date Received: 2018-12-21T00:00:00.000 Product: Federal student loan servicing Issue: Dealing with your lender or servicer Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided Consumer Complaint: I have been paying AFBC since XX/XX/XXXXto help with my student loans. I paid {$49.00} every month and I thought my loan would be forgiven after I paid so much … Read more

Good and Bad News for Brandon Frere of American Financial Benefits Center

Brandon Frere who is the honcho behind American Financial Benefits Center and a subject of the action by the Federal Strade Commission against the student loan debt relief companies, has won a victory of sorts. Good News I received an alert that the court has awarded him a nine-month stay in the proceedings against him … Read more

Ameritech Financial – CFPB Complaint ID 3074497

Consumer Complaint Submission

Date Received: 2018-11-14T00:00:00.000 Product: Federal student loan servicing Issue: Dealing with your lender or servicer Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided Consumer Complaint: I went through Ameritech Financial to pay off my student loans and to receive a debt forgiveness. They have been taking a XXXX $ payment each month from my checking … Read more

Ameritech Financial – CFPB Complaint ID 3057319

Consumer Complaint Submission

Date Received: 2018-10-26T00:00:00.000 Product: Private student loan Issue: Dealing with your lender or servicer Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided Consumer Complaint: I signed on with Ameritech Financial in XX/XX/XXXX with understanding that they were taking over my student loans through XXXX, into the Graduated Student Loan Forgiveness Program, which would allow me … Read more

Brandon Frere of American Financial Benefits Center – Arrested Before Flight Out of U.S.

Student loan assistance company executive Brandon Frere, 41, was arrested and faces a maximum prison term of 20 years in jail. An FBI Special Agent has stated in unsealed documents that Frere, the honcho of American Financial Benefits Center, a student loan assistance company sued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was arrested just prior … Read more

Ameritech Financial – CFPB Complaint ID 2952461

Consumer Complaint Submission

Date Received: 2018-07-03T00:00:00 Product: Debt settlement Issue: Fraud or scam Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided Consumer Complaint: I have attempted to contact Ameritech regarding the payments I have been submitting to them monthly in the amount of {$99.00}. I also paid them document fees that were over {$1200.00}. I have been paying … Read more

Ameritech Financial – CFPB Complaint ID 2936403

Consumer Complaint Submission

Date Received: 2018-06-14T00:00:00 Product: Debt settlement Issue: Confusing or missing disclosures Consumer Consent Provided to Share Complaint: Consent provided Consumer Complaint: I received a phone call from a telemarketer stating that they were able to help me with my student loans. Because I have been trying to get rid of them I willingly listened and … Read more

I Can’t Get a Straight Answer About What is Going On With Ameritech and the FTC

Question: Dear Steve, Are you familiar with Ameritech? I can’t seem to get an answer from anyone there as to the status of things in general. My daughter has paperwork with them and we I don’t know to assess the situation. No one seems to think what I saw on the internet with the FTC … Read more

This Student Loan Assistance Marketing From Ameritech Financial Will Make You Feel Violated

I’ve been helping people with debt advice or assistance since 1994 but this marketing just revealed in public filings is creepy as hell. If I had not seen the images myself I would not have believed it. This material was made public in the suit brought by the Federal Trade Commission against American Financial Benefits … Read more

The Number of People You Give Gifts or Rides Too Impacts Your Student Loan Payment

Under the heading of “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up” I was reading a recent FTC filing in the case involving American Financial Benefits Center. An FTC investigator made a call to an AFBC sales agent named Hollywood. The sales representative asks the undercover investigator about how big her family is. HOLLYWOOD: Three, so is … Read more