The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS OIG) recently confirmed that its hotline number, 1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477), is being used as part of a telephone spoofing scam to gain personal information for fraudulent activity. You should know that the HHS OIG will not use the hotline number to make outgoing calls and that calls from the hotline should not be answered.