You could become a victim of fraud or identity theft.
Eventually, more than 140,000 U.S. Census workers will count every person in the United States and will gather information about every person living at each address including name, age, gender, race, and other relevant data.
A Census workers may contact you by:
- mail, or
- in person by knocking at your door.
How do you tell the difference between a U.S. Census worker and a con artist?
U.S. Census workers will have:
- a badge;
- a handheld device;
- a U.S. Census Bureau canvas bag; and,
- a confidentiality notice.
Do not give your:
- Social Security number,
- credit card or
- banking information to anyone - even if they claim they need it for the U.S. Census.
- your Social Security number,
- bank account number,
- credit card numbers, or
Never click on a link or open any attachments in an e-mail that are supposedly from the U.S. Census Bureau.
If you believe you have had your identity or personal information stolen, you can get help!
Contact the VICARS program
(Victims Initiative for Counseling, Advocacy and Restoration of the Southwest)
Web site: http://www.idvictim.org/
Toll-free phone: 1-888-343-4414