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Anthracite Auto Leasing Fraud and Extortion

Anthracite Leasing Company is licensed by the State of Florida Department of Financial Regulation to engage in Automobile Leasing, whose main focus is to lease expensive/exotic cars, whereby when Lessee returns vehicle, Lessor then obtains artificially inflated “wear & tear” repair estimates and then extorts and blackmails the Lessee for money once the lease concludes. In 2014, I was steered to Anthracite Leasing by Maserati of Fort Lauderdale and entered into a 48-month lease for a 2014 Maserati Gran Turismo. During the term of the lease, I spent almost $13,000.00 in servicing the vehicle with Maserati of Fort Lauderdale, even though the vehicle came with a bumper-to-bumper warranty for the entire lease. These bills were solely for “maintaining” the vehicle and were NOT for repairs. Upon returning the vehicle at lease end, Anthracite in conjunction with Maserati of Fort Lauderdale, provided an artificially inflated estimate, where at they looked for anything and everything to charge me to bring the vehicle back to “brand new condition”. In this case they presented me with a Bill for over $18,000.00, for a vehicle that was below the allotted mileage allowance. Based on The Kelly Blue Book, this service bill represented over 43% of the total value of the car. The lease allows for “normal wear and tear” but because this is basically “subjective” they can claim basically anything and shake down consumers when they return their vehicle. This is a systemic problem, which occurs with every lease return vehicle from Anthracite and has been going on for over a decade. In the lease it also includes a clause, which allows Anthracite to “claim” an exorbitant amount of service repairs that is owed to fix the vehicle WITHOUT having to ever actually spend the money to fix the car! (They demand and threaten that you have to pay this amount, when they themselves never even make the repairs they claim are necessary) Below is the clause: “The EXCESS WEAR CHARGE will be equal to the actual or estimated costs of repair, or the estimated loss in its value, because of any excessive wear (even if we do not repair the Vehicle). “ This is a masterful scam that preys on rich people who when threatened and served with a lawsuit pay the artificially inflated amount they claim is owed immediately to avoid being sued. The owner Mr. Steven Freibus is defrauding consumers into paying him money that he isn’t owed at the end of every lease in which he is NOT spending to fix any vehicles. Anthracite’s thievery of fraud and deception, in taking advantage of unsuspecting consumers, can be seen throughout the Internet with complaints by people who have been extorted by Steven Freibus.
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#1874777

“The author of this post retracts its content in full after resolving this matter with the company, in part, by us paying amounts due to Anthracite under settlement. All issues have been resolved amicably and we no longer believe Anthracite acted inappropriately.”

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#1525700 Review #1525700 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Deerfield Beach, Florida
Reason of review
Fraud and Extortion
Loss
$18
Preferred solution
Full refund
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Steven feibus anthracite leasing

Steve feibus is the owner of anthracite leasing. I purchased a car from him and he has not delivered the title to me. He is a lying snake. Very deceptive and lied to me for over two weeks during the whole transaction. Mispreperesented many terms of the contract. I spoke with somebody else who has had a nightmare of an experience with this lying salesman who turns out is the owner himself. I am writing this post for others out there not to be taken from this man. Beware of anthracite leasing and steven feibus. Will tell you nothing but lies lies lies!
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#1874776

“The author of this post retracts its content in full after resolving this matter with the company, in part, by us paying amounts due to Anthracite under settlement. All issues have been resolved amicably and we no longer believe Anthracite acted inappropriately.”

#1683617

Deceptive is an understatement....

#1391946

Same deal, I traded a car in, he quoted payoff. Then came to me for another 4k, settled for 2k.

Would not send dealer title until it was paid. Thief!!

#901746

Similar experiences. Quoted payoff to dealer, I trading in car.

Then he extorted my for 4k when he refused to send title to dealer he had quoted. When I asked for proof he sent paperwork he made up, in the end he took 2k and sent title.

Now if I actually owed the 4k why would he do that?? Crook, STAY AWAY!!!!

#785033

NEVER!! have any dealings with this guy!!

Lies about lies about lies!! I'm sure he would steal from his own mother....

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@PissedConsumer785033

Steve Feibus will lie and steal to take every dollar from you!

#666514

he hasn't delivered my car title ether. We sue them my attorney keep trying to serve the complaint for last 6 months, but ether he is not there or they don't open the doors. He is lair and thief..

#655615

He's a ***, dealt with his Leasing company before and he's thief

#710809
@PissedConsumer655615

I have also dealt with the *** - he is an *** and does not know how to talk to people!

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Caldwell, New Jersey

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