Over the summer Ruth Ezell did a Living St. Louis segment on mortgage scams. You can check out the video below.
Legitimate housing counseling agencies won’t contact you or send out advertisements. Their services also shouldn’t cost anything. You should be wary of any company that seeks you out and/or that is charging you a lot of money for housing counseling.
If you or someone you know is facing foreclosure, make sure you use a HUD-certified housing counseling agency. To find one, call United Way’s 2-1-1 Referral Service at (800) 427-4626.