HHS OIG Issues Fraud Alert About Fake Website and Social Media Schemes

Published: 02/27/2023

  • Department of Health and Human Services,
  • Office of Inspector General
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG) is alerting the public to a fraud scheme that uses social media and fake websites to steal money from individuals by offering fake HHS grants.

The scheme involves scammers pretending to offer grants from HHS and asking for payment or personal information to receive the fake grants. Scammers may use various social media platforms and chat applications to initiate contact and direct individuals to fake web

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