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AMeriHeath Broker Alert
HHS hotline used to commit fraud
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently confirmed that their hotline telephone number, 1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477), is being used as part of a telephone scam targeting individuals throughout the country. The scammers may attempt to obtain or verify an individual’s personal information. It is important to know, and educate our members that HHS OIG will not use the hotline telephone number to make outgoing calls and individuals should not answer calls from 1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477).