The HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) is warning the public that scammers are spoofing the OIG’s hotline telephone number to obtain personal information from individuals that then can be used to steal money from the victim’s bank account or other fraudulent activity. The OIG stresses that it does not use the HHS OIG Hotline telephone number (1-800-HHS-TIPS/1-800-447-8477) to make outgoing calls and individuals should not answer calls from this number.