For Immediate Release
March 2, 2020   
Contact: Abby M. Reitz, Communications Manager
       703-942-5711 #230

NAELA Supports SSA National “Slam the Scam” Day

Washington, DC — The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) supports the Social Security Administration’s National “Slam the Scam Day” on March 5, 2020, to raise public awareness of government imposter telephone scams across the country.

This initiative is part of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s “National Consumer Protection Week,” March 1-7, 2020.  Order free consumer education materials on the Federal Trade Commission website and read the latest from consumer protection experts.

“NAELA member attorneys are dedicated to protecting older Americans and people with special needs from scams like this. Too often these vulnerable populations fall victim to this form of financial abuse, resulting in the loss of their hard-earned money. By working together to raise awareness of these scams and reporting them to the SSA’s Office of the Inspector General, we can protect them and prevent further loss,” said NAELA President Jennifer L. VanderVeen, CELA, CAP, NAELA Fellow.

Learn more about NAELA attorneys, questions to ask when looking for an elder and special needs law attorney, and how to find a NAELA member attorney in your area.

Members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) are attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging Americans and individuals of all ages with disabilities. Upon joining, NAELA member attorneys agree to adhere to the NAELA Aspirational Standards. Established in 1987, NAELA is a non-profit association that assists lawyers, bar organizations, and others. The mission of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys is educate, inspire, serve, and provide community to attorneys with practices in elder and special needs law. NAELA currently has members across the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit, or to locate a NAELA member attorney in your area, visit

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