On some level we should at least be wary of Socrates, for by his own words he has no wisdom.
Now I don’t think Socrates is a liar, but sincere in his proclamation of what he lacks, so it makes sense to be at least a little hesitant, lest like a beggar and a thief, he catches us unaware and takes what little we might have ourselves.
And that before we have the chance to realize what has happened, he has swiftly moved on to another, and we find ourselves without, him having turned all we had to dust.
Now, we could take the word of the gods, that he is the wisest man in all of Greece, and on their authority, that may warrant some attention.
But the Greek gods were malicious, and while we may heed them, its not without caution completely.
And in the end Socrates teaches us what any good thief does, so that we may continue on safely.
How to not get robbed.