(KMOV) - A non-profit housing group claims foreclosure rescue scams are on the rise.
The scammers prey on people facing foreclosure, claiming they can save a person's home for the cost of $1,000. When the homeowners pay up, they still lose their home and the scammers get away with the money.
Chris Krehmeyer, the director of the group "Beyond Housing," says if you receive a call from someone claiming the ability to save your home, do not believe it.
"If someone asks you to give them a $1,000 don't do it," Krehmeyer says. "..Pay your mortgage."
"Beyond Housing" is one of several groups offering free foreclosure counseling in the St. Louis area.