Like a lot of Americans, Wyoming seniors added a lot to their credit card debt during the last few months. AARP is reminding you that getting yourself out of debt is hard work and it is time intensive. They want you to be wary of offers of guaranteed quick fixes.
Criminal scammers are preying on Wyoming seniors financial fears by offering simple solutions. These offers usually involve illegal up-front fees, bad advice like stopping communication with your creditors and murky details on what services they provide.
If you need advice on getting out of debt, turn to an organization like the nonprofit National Foundation for Credit Counseling.
Wyoming seniors should report scams to local law enforcement. For help from AARP, call 1-877-908-3360 or visit the AARP Fraud Watch Network at www.aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork.