Fraudsters are stooping to new lows as the world continues to fight COVID-19. Whether they are posing as the CDC or the IRS, scammers have shown that there is no line they won't cross to benefit from the mass panic caused by the pandemic. Recently, scammers have found a new scare tactic to help them swindle people. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warns that scammers posing as government contact tracers are sending text messages to potential victims asking them to click malicious links.
In response to the urgent need for personal protective equipment (PPE), Louisiana Federal Credit Union (FCU) donated 1,500 surgical masks to medical staff at St. James Parish Hospital in Lutcher as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 pandemic. The donation, which was delivered during National Hospital Week, will help the hospital restock its inventory.