For the latest information on Coronavirus from the Louisiana Dept. of Health, visit ldh.la.gov/coronavirus
For information from the CDC website visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Scammers are constantly adapting and the recent COVID-19 national emergency is no exception. The FCC has learned of a number of ways fraudsters are seeking to take advantage of consumers.
From fake testing kits and unproven cures to government imposter scams and work from home schemes, robocall scams are being updated to reflect the current crisis. These scams prey on our most vulnerable community members and result in financial loss or worse, the use of potentially dangerous “treatments”.
The FCC has developed a COVID-19 scams page https://www.fcc.gov/covid-scams
that includes tips to assist consumers with protecting themselves and their loved ones. The guide includes scam audio and a sample text hoax that was circulating. We will continue to update the page as we learn about new COVID-19 scams.
We must work together to spread the word about these pernicious scams. Please share this link with your network or contact us to discuss a joint email message.
For additional consumer information or to schedule additional partnership opportunities (informational webinars, etc.) please email [email protected].
Another helpful link that helps individuals understand the most common signs of personal loan scams and what to do if they think they’ve been scammed can be found at https://www.bankrate.com/loans/personal-loans/personal-loan-scam-signs/.