How does the U.S. Census Bureau help me identify fraudulent activity and scams?

The Census Bureau will never ask for:

  • full social security number
  • money or donations
  • anything on behalf of a political party
  • your full bank or credit card account numbers

If you are visited by someone from the United States Census Bureau, here are some RECOGNITION TIPS to assure the validity of the field representative;

  • Must present an ID Badge which contains: photograph of field representative, Department of Commerce watermark, and expiration date.
  • Will provide you with supervisor contact information and/or the regional office phone number for verification, if asked.
  • Will provide you with a letter from the Director of the Census Bureau on U.S. Census Bureau letterhead.
  • May be carrying a laptop and/or bag with a Census Bureau logo.

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1. Why does the Census Bureau ask the questions they do?
2. What if I am away from my residence on April 1, 2020?
3. What are the residency rules for Census Day 2020?
4. When will the results from the census be available?
5. Are my answers safe and secure?
6. How does the U.S. Census Bureau help me identify fraudulent activity and scams?