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Scam Alert: Government Relief Checks Trigger Latest Coronavirus Scam

The proposed federal stimulus package announced this week includes sending every American a check to offset lost income from the coronavirus crisis. Scammers wasted no time in taking advantage of this news! BBB is already getting reports on BBB Scam Tracker (BBB.org/ScamTracker) about government imposters calling about the checks. Watch out for these phony government grants that ask for personal and banking information.

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Scam Alert: Coronavirus Creates "Perfect Storm" for Scammers

ScamAlertThe COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis is forcing people to distance themselves from others, work remotely, and spend time indoors and online. While social distancing is a good health practice to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, it may be helping scammers. Research from the Better Business Bureau, the FINRA Investor Education Foundation, and the Stanford Center on Longevity found that people are more likely to lose money to a scam when they are socially or physically isolated from others, if they are actively engaging online, and if they are financially vulnerable (BBB.org/ExposedtoScams).

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Cameron County’s third supplemental emergency management order with mandatory countywide shelter-in-place

CameronCounty 1Effective today March 23, 2020, Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr. has ordered and mandated a county-wide shelter in place to protect the significant threats of COVID-19 to life, health and property of residents in Cameron County. The third supplemental emergency management order is established on behalf of all of Cameron County and in accordance and conjunction with the National Emergency Declaration issued by President Trump and Governor Abbott's Declaration of Disaster of March 13, 2020 and subsequent orders.

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Hidalgo County extends Disaster Declaration; Imposes additional emergency measures

Hidalgo CountyEDINBURG – During an emergency meeting of the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court on Sunday morning, a declaration of local disaster made by Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez was extended until April 5. Commissioners Court also extended the ban on gatherings of 10 or more people and outlined the types of gatherings that are banned as well as critical infrastructure that may remain open.

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City of McAllen closes all buildings to walk-in traffic

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McAllen International Airport, Metro McAllen, McAllen PD and Municipal Court still operational to public

Beginning today, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, while most City of McAllen buildings will be closed to walk-in traffic to protect the community, residents and staff, the lobbies of some buildings which provide essential services are still open and operational.

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Mission city offices to close to public

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Mission, TX - The City of Mission is continuing to closely monitor and follow direction from the Hidalgo County Health Department regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. In accordance with the county’s latest order, and for the safety of the Mission community and City staff, the City is implementing further preventive measures.

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