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Avoiding Fraud and Scams

2020-06-23 08:59:51

The Census Will Never Ask Certain Questions

During the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau will never ask you for:

Your Social Security number
Money or donations
Anything on behalf of a political party
Your bank or credit card account numbers

If someone claiming to be from the Census Bureau contacts you via email or phone, and asks you for one of these things, it's a scam, and you should not cooperate. Anyone visiting your home claiming to represent the Census Bureau will have credentials. Ask to see identification before providing information. For more information https://2020census.gov/en/avoiding-fraud.html.

Avoiding Fraud and Scams

The Census Bureau is committed to making the 2020 Census quick, easy, and safe for all participants. Here are some tips to help you stay safe.

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