Office of the Inspector General – Fraud Alert: Fake Hotline Callback

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General (OIG), recently learned that HUD Housing Discrimination Hotline numbers are being used as part of a telephone spoofing scam targeting individuals throughout the country.  These scammers represent themselves as HUD Hotline employees and can alter the appearance of the caller ID to make it seem as if the call is coming from a HUD Hotline number.  The perpetrator may use various tactics to obtain or verify the victim’s personal information, which can then be used to steal money from an individual’s bank account or for other fraudulent activity.  HUD OIG takes this matter seriously.

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