Beware: HHS OIG Hotline Scam

Do not answer any phone calls that appear to be from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General Hotline 1-800-447-8477. HHS OIG recently announced that its Hotline telephone number is being used as part of a new telephone scam. According to HHS OIG, the scammers represent themselves as HHS OIG Hotline employees and attempt to obtain or verify the victim’s personal information.

HHS OIG will not make outgoing calls from the HHS OIG Hotline telephone number. Never provide any of your personal information.

For more information, please visit https://oig.hhs.gov/fraud/consumer-alerts/alerts/phone-scam.asp or contact Heather Skelton of Gardner Skelton PLLC.