OIG Issues Updated COVID-19 Fraud Alert

Published: 11/24/2020

  • Office of Inspector General
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) is reminding providers and the public of fraud related to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. According to an updated fraud alert from OIG, there are numerous active fraud schemes related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19):

  • Scammers are using social media to perpetrate COVID-19-related scams. In one major scheme, fraudsters hack social media accounts and send direct messages to beneficiaries while posing

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