The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Founder, Victoria L Collier, Alerts Readers To An Official Scam Warning From The Social Security Administration
Estate & Asset Protection Attorney, Victoria Collier reposts the warning sent to seniors who have made their email addresses available to the Social Security Administration in the event readers did not receive it or see it.
DECATUR, GA, February 26, 2020: Victoria L. Collier, founder of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new blog on her law firm’s website entitled “Official Social Security Scam Alert.” Ms. Collier encourages readers to be wary of suspicious phone calls, texts and emails.
Collier writes, “Be on the lookout for an email from the Social Security Administration (SSA).” She continues adding, “Seniors across the country who have provided the Social Security Administration with their email address have been receiving a scam alert email. This is an authentic warning from the SSA.” According to Collier, “When the SSA finds it necessary to send out an alert you know things have gotten pretty bad. This means that record numbers of seniors are being scammed.”
“If you are a senior,” says Collier, “please be on the alert for suspicious phone calls, texts and emails. Scammers are always trolling for seniors who may have issues with mental alertness and memory, and they use fear tactics designed to confuse.”
As Collier points out, “Scammers are very creative, so you have to be on your guard. Many people screen their calls, which is a good idea.” Collier adds, “Many cell providers have initiated an automatic program that identifies calls as potential scams and marketing calls. If you have caller ID, the best policy is not to answer any call from a number that is not in your contact list. If the call is important, that person will leave a message. But beware, scammers often do leave messages that sound important and ignite fear.”
The entire blog can be read at https://www.elderlawgeorgia.com/blog/official-social-security-scam-alert/
About Victoria Collier
Victoria L. Collier, CELA founded The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm 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.