continue reading » For every shining light of humanity COVID-19 has revealed, there’s the equally glaring dark side of opportunistic crooks. Scammers delight in upheaval, and likely began strategizing their callous crimes long before the pandemic was classified as such.Credit union staff are in a unique position. Often standing between a thief and his or her mark, they are the frontline soldiers in a fast-evolving, often digital, war on fraudsters. Awareness of COVID-19 crimes du jour is one of the most effective weapons in a credit union’s arsenal.Although there are many different ways cyber and IRL scoundrels will attempt to get their fists around your members’ money in the coming weeks and months, two threats in particular seem to be popping up in the CU space: financial elder abuse and charitable donation scams.Financial Elder Abuse: As recently reported by the NCUA, older adult victims lose $2.9 billion to financial exploitation annually. COVID-19, and all the dominoes falling in response to it, is likely to up this number in a big way. 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Memphis holds the No. 2 pick in the 2019 draft and it is expected to select Murray State guard Ja Morant, which could make Conley expendable.Conley has also been linked to the Celtics — if Kyrie Irving leaves the team this summer — and the Pacers. “When I signed back a couple years ago, that’s a thought that goes through your head that, ‘man, I could play in the same place for 14 or 15 years,” Conley said in January (via NBA.com). “That’d be awesome, and hopefully retire one day as a Grizzly. You also understand that in three, four years a lot can happen and a lot can change.“Memphis is all I know. This is my home. I love everybody here and my teammates and the organization. I don’t know any better. This is new grounds for me, so we’ll just see how it plays out.”The Grizzlies finished last season with a 33-49 record and missed the playoffs for a second straight season. NBA trade rumors: Celtics, two other teams could target Mike Conley deal Conley averaged 21.1 points and 6.4 assists in 70 games for the Grizzlies last season. He shot 43.8% from the field and 36.4% from 3-point range.The Grizzlies originally selected Conley out of Ohio State with the fourth pick in the 2007 draft and he has spent his entire career with the franchise. He has two seasons remaining on the five-year, $153 million extension he signed with Memphis in July 2016. Related News Lakers free agency rumors: Kyrie Irving ‘wants to play with’ Anthony Davis NBA trade rumors: Pelicans ‘monitoring’ potential deal for Wizards star Bradley Beal The Jazz could be closer to acquiring Mike Conley Jr.Memphis has intensified discussions about potentially moving the 31-year-old guard and Utah is a “front-runner” to land him if he’s traded this week, according to a report from The Athletic, which cites unidentified league sources. The Jazz also reportedly pursued Conley before the deadline but no deal was ultimately reached.