On February 7, 2018, this company was sued by the Federal Trade Commission for practices related to their student loan debt relief operation. The United States District Court entered a Preliminary Injunction Order on November 29, 2018, and appointed a Receiver to take possession and control of American Financial Benefits Center d/b/a AFB and AF Student Services, AmeriTech Financial, and Financial Education Benefits Center. The Receiver conducted an investigation, issued a report to the Court, and has permanently suspended operations of the businesses.

We recommend that you immediately contact your student loan servicer. A list of student loan servicers can be found at: For free information about repaying your federal student loans, go to

The Receiver has established a webpage with information about the lawsuit which will be periodically updated.

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