The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, Cautions Readers To Be Careful About What They Carry In Their Wallets.
Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm Owner, Shannon Pawley, brings to light a new and more complicated form of identity theft known as “synthetic identity” that may go unnoticed for a long time.
DECATUR, GA, December 21, 2021: Shannon Pawley, Owner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, has posted a new blog on the law firm’s website entitled “A Growing Trend And A Growing Threat: Synthetic Identity,” in which Ms. Pawley cautions readers to be diligent as they go about their daily affairs.
Pawley asks, “What’s in your wallet?” She poses more questions, “Do you carry your Social Security card? Your driver’s license? Your bank account information?” Pawley continues, “Many seniors are accustomed to carrying this kind of information in their wallets. Youngsters too. When a child gets their Social Security card and they have to know the number when they get a parttime job, they have it handy in their wallet.”
“Unfortunately,” says Pawley, “even though we tend to be a little more focused on digital fraud these days, we cannot relax our attention to the fact that there are criminals who are looking to steal purses and wallets.” She emphasizes, “And it’s less for the money these days than it is for the personal information that can be much more lucrative.”
Pawley shares, “I recently read an article on AARP that warns seniors about reconsidering what they carry in their wallets. According to the article, “Less is more when it comes to what’s in your wallet because criminals have begun creating synthetic identities, a fast-growing form of fraud.” https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2021/wallet-protection.html?cmp=EMC-DSO-NLC-WBLTR-FRD–BAU-121021-F1-5993997&ET_CID=5993997&ET_RID=25141569&encparam=0SsxU8w7NY1XXi1khwbGqFe3sjNRgcaVW8dRTz6YJTI%3d
According to Pawley, “The message is, pay attention to what’s in your wallet. If you have parents, please discuss this with them. Help them avoid becoming the victim of this new form of fraud.” And she encourages, “Pay close attention as you are out doing holiday shopping, when you go to the gym or forget your purse in your car. These are areas that are trolled by criminals looking for information to sell on the dark web.”
The entire blog can be read at LINK HERE
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. Shannon Pawley has grown her law practice by providing excellent customer satisfaction with personalized wealth protection plans.
About Shannon M. Pawley, J.D., LL.M
As the owner of The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm, Shannon M. Pawley and her entire team share a passion which focuses on being able to serve the legal needs of retiring individuals. In our firm, 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. We also believe that privacy and protection are the keys to personal peace. Born and raised in the Tidewater area of Virginia to a tightknit family with strong military service roots, Shannon learned from an early age the value of hard work and the importance of social awareness to ensure you always leave a situation in a better place than how you entered it. In her junior year of high school, Shannon served as U.S. House of Representatives Page during the 101st United States Congressional Session in Washington, D.C. This experience exposed her to numerous new cultures and worldly issues. Walking away from her experience as a U.S. House of Representative Page, Shannon knew that she wanted to pursue legal studies and be able to assist others in obtaining the best results available in difficult situations.
Shannon earned her undergraduate degree at North Carolina Wesleyan College and pursued a law degree from Michigan State University College of Law. After obtaining her law degree and becoming a licensed attorney in Michigan, she continued her educational pursuit by acquiring a LL.M. (Master of Law) in Taxation from Wayne State University. After moving to Georgia in 2018, Shannon obtained her Georgia law license and has enjoyed being able to pursue her desire of ensuring persons are able to age with dignity, grace and independence.