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September 02, 2016

(Steven Senne/Associated Press)

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is taking action against a company that promises to assist borrowers with student loan debt relief. On Friday, Healey reached a settlement with Libre Technology.

The company operated under the name Student Loan Service U.S.

The Attorney General says the self-described debt relief company charged upfront fees and misled consumers about its affiliation with the federal government.

Under the deal, Libre Technology will refund more than 400 Massachusetts customers, change its name, and make it clear it has no government affiliation.

The settlement is the latest for Healey, who has targeted companies that promise to help students lower their debt payments, but actually leave them in greater debt.

Earlier: AG Healey Ousts Student Loan Debt Relief Companies From MA 

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