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    Information Safety and Security during the 2020 Census

    Avoiding Fraud and Scams During the 2020 Census

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

    Avoiding Scams Online

    To protect yourself from phishing and other scams, remember that the 2020 Census will never ask for:

    • Your Social Security number.

    • Your bank account or credit card number.

    • Money or donations.

    Staying Safe at Home

    If someone visits your home to collect a response for the 2020 Census, you can do the following to verify their identity:

    • Check to make sure that they have a valid ID badge, with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date.
    • If you still have questions about their identity, call 800-923-8282 to speak with a Census Bureau representative.

    Reporting Suspected Fraud

    If you suspect fraud, call 800-923-8282 to speak with a Census Bureau representative. If it is determined that the visitor does not work for the Census Bureau, contact your local police department.

    Click the link below to learn more about how to avoid fraud and scams during the 2020 Census.

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    We serve as the nation’s leading provider of quality data about its people and economy. The Census Bureau is the federal government's largest statistical agency. We are a scientific organization focused on data. Policy-makers, businesses, and the public use our information to make far-reaching decisions.


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