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Federal Trade Commission, Plaintiff, v. American Financial Benefits Center, a California corporation, also doing business as AFB and AF Student Services; AmeriTech Financial, a California corporation;
Financial Education Benefits Center, a California corporation; and Brandon Demond Frere, Defendants.
FTC Matter/File Number
172 3027
Civil Action Number
Enforcement Type
Federal Injunctions
Federal Court
Northern District of California

Case Summary

In February 2018, the Federal Trade Commission charged student loan debt relief scammer Brandon Frere and his companies, including Ameritech Financial, with bilking millions of dollars from thousands of consumers by falsely promising that consumers’ monthly payments would go towards paying off their student loans. In October 2020, Frere and his companies settled FTC’s charges. In August 2023, the FTC and the Department of Justice sent more than $9 million in refunds to consumers who lost money.

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