Anthracite Auto Leasing and Steve Freibus Anthracite Leasing Anthracite Auto Leasing Steven Freibus Steve Freibus Anthracite Auto Leasing Fraud and Extortion Lighthouse Point FL!!. 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 u201cwear & tearu201d 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 2018 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 u201cmaintainingu201d 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 u201cbrand new conditionu201d. 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 u201cnormal wear and tearu201d but because this is basically u201csubjectiveu201d 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 u201cclaimu201d 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: u201cThe 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). u201c 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 isnu2019t owed at the end of every lease in which he is NOT spending to fix any vehicles. Anthraciteu2019s 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.