Estate & Asset Protection Attorney, Victoria Collier cautions those who invest in cryptocurrencies to be aware of the activities of cyber criminals and to take every precaution to avoid being robbed either in person or online and to make sure provisions are made for heirs to inherit those digital assets.
DECATUR, GA, January 12, 2018: Victoria L. Collier, founder of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new article on her law firm’s website entitled “Avoid Cryptocurrency Criminals Online And In Real Life.” Ms. Collier urges caution and a bit of secrecy for those who invest in cryptocurrencies.
Collier writes, “In the digital world, cryptocurrencies are somewhat like the gold rush days in the early history of this country.” She continues adding, “One had to be very careful about who they told if they found gold. Ill-intentioned people were all to ready to take one’s hard-earned treasure away at gunpoint.” “Cryptocurrencies have gotten the attention of hackers and cyber criminals from around the world,” Collier says, adding, “If you have ventured into this wild world, you must take precautions to protect yourself and your investment.”
According to Collier, “One of the most important protective measures is to make sure you designate someone to inherit your crypto-coins in the event of your death. That means having all of your information to access your wallets written down and in a safe place. And to make sure that information is in a will.”
“However,” says Collier, “there are also more imminent real life concerns. If you advertise that you are interested in either buying or selling cryptocurrencies and someone asks you to meet them in person, don’t take this as a good sign.” She elaborates, “I recently read about two instances where sellers were held at gunpoint. According to the report, “The victim was to meet with a Bitcoin seller whom he contacted through Craigslist in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Upon meeting the “seller”, a gun was pointed at him and the “seller” demanded $1,100 worth of Bitcoin to be transferred to his Bitcoin wallet.
Collier states that, “While many people are excited to be invested in crypto-currencies and brag about how much its value is skyrocketing, that kind of talk tends to invite trouble. Select a trusted individual to safeguard your information.”
The entire article can be read at http://www.elderlawgeorgia.com/avoid-cryptocurrency-criminals-online-real-life/
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 Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm
The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm was established to serve the legal needs of retiring citizens. The Firm focuses its entire practice on providing strategies to protect independence, privacy, assets and taxes from the government. Victoria Collier has grown her law practice and financial services practice by providing excellent customer satisfaction with personalized wealth protection plans.