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Caller ID Spoofing Scam Alert

Please be aware that the DC Department of Human Services (DHS) main office number (202-671-4200) is being used as part of a “caller ID spoofing” scam and scammers are identifying themselves as DHS' employees. Scammers often spoof a number from a company or a government agency that you may already know and trust. If you answer, they use scam scripts to try to steal your money or valuable personal information, which can be used in fraudulent activity.

DHS would not threaten or pressure individuals to share financial information. 

If you receive a call of this nature, please hang up and report it to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by submitting a phone complaint or calling 888-225-5322 and selecting option 4. 

Visit this FCC's Caller ID Spoofing information page to learn more.