Don’t pick up: A recent analysis from AllAreaCodes.com found Louisiana to be the 45th most targeted state in America for robocall phone scams during tax season. The study, analyzing 15 million consumer complaints released by the FTC over the past three years, found Louisiana had 1,264 FTC complaints per 100,000 people. The IRS says that it never calls to demand immediate payment, will not ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone, and will not threaten with the police or lawsuits. If you suspect the call is a scam, the IRS urges consumers to call them directly at 800-829-1040. Read the full report.
All-stars: LSU Law students Briana Falcon and Joe Heaton were crowned national champions of the Lefkowitz National Trademark Law Moot Court Competition at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., on March 17. LSU Law swept best brief, best oralists, and first place in February at the Dallas regional rounds, and faced off against 11 national finalists over the weekend in D.C. Eighty teams from law schools across the U.S. participated this year. Read the full announcement from LSU.
Tourist trip: Louisiana tourism officials are in western Canada trying to draw attention to the state as a travel destination, Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser’s office announced. The trip began Tuesday and continues through Thursday, with promotional events in Vancouver and Calgary. A nine-person delegation including leaders from the Louisiana Office of Tourism is meeting with tour operators, travel agents and writers. Read the full story.