Certified Elder Care Attorney, Victoria Collier, highlights 12 phone scams being played out around the country in time to help potential prey become aware and not become victims especially during the holiday season when many people are distracted and may be more vulnerable.
Decatur, GA, November 29, 2017: Victoria L. Collier, founder of The Elder & Disability Law Firm, has posted a new article on her law firm’s website entitled “Twelve Phone Scams To Beware of During The Holiday Season.” Ms. Collier doesn’t tell readers to let their guard down after the holidays, however she knows many are more vulnerable at this time.
Collier writes, “Most people think they can spot an impostor.” She continues adding, “However, according to an article in the November issue of AARP magazine, readers participated in a survey and the majority of those who took an “Impostor IQ” quiz failed.” She also provides the website where the quiz can be taken.
(You can take the quiz at www.aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork).
“Unfortunately the scam artists tend to get busy during the holiday season,” says Collier, “when people are distracted and more vulnerable.” She goes on to say, “The AARP article entitled, When a Con Man Calls, states that most people believe that frauds happen to other people. This is what, according to the article, experts call the ‘illusion of invulnerability’.”
According to Collier, “If anything, one needs to be more on-guard during the holidays. Few companies, if any, call and threaten their customers in order to get them to pay bills.” She adds, “Yet, the scam artists pose as a variety of professionals and use this tactic successfully in at least a dozen impostor scams that are playing out across the country. “
Collier provides a list of 12 scams and says, “The most important thing to remember is that no legitimate business and certainly no government agencies are going to call and demand money.”
The entire article can be read at http://www.elderlawgeorgia.com/twelve-phone-scams-beware-holiday-season/
About Victoria Collier
Victoria L. Collier, CELA founded The Elder & Disability Law Firm of Victoria L. Collier, P.C. to serve the legal needs of seniors when their health care needs increase. Victoria is also Co-Founder of Collier Scott Financial Solutions, LLC. At both firms WE BELIEVE that people should not have to lose everything they’ve worked a lifetime to earn and that every person is an individual who deserves respect and the highest quality of life possible, regardless of age or ability.
Victoria enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during Desert Storm, 1989-1995, and also served in the U.S. Army Reserves, 1Lt. 2001-2004, JAG Corps. Victoria is a national expert on the VA Wartime Pension for veterans and their widows who need additional assistance with activities of daily living and helping them qualify for and receive tax-free income from the VA to pay for it. Victoria graduated from Valdosta State University with a B.A. in Psychology and then University of Nebraska, College of Law. In 2014, Victoria was awarded with the Alumni Master Award from the University of Nebraska.
Victoria is a Certified Elder Law Attorney through The National Elder Law Foundation and has been named as the only attorney in Georgia as “Fellow” of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Victoria was appointed by Governor Perdue to the Georgia Council on Aging, 2010 – 2016 and was awarded Dekalb County Veteran of the Year, 2013. She is the author of 47 Secret Veterans Benefits for Seniors; Paying for Long Term Care – Financial Help for Wartime Veterans: The VA Aid & Attendance Benefit. Victoria has co-authored several books: Blooper Episodes in Estate Planning, Don’t Go Broke in a Nursing Home, and Protect Your IRA: Avoid the 5 Common Mistakes. Most notably, Victoria co-authored the National Best Seller, The Road to Success, with Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul series.
About The Elder & Disability Law Firm
The Elder & Disability Law Firm was established to serve the legal needs of senior citizens when their healthcare needs increase. The Firm focuses its entire practice on Elder Law and Estate Planning matters, which encompasses the areas of Asset Protection, Medicaid Planning, VA Benefits planning, Estate and Special Needs Planning. Victoria Collier has grown her law practice through her personable nature and good management skills.