[APG Public List] 2010 Census warnings

GShaw1234 at aol.com GShaw1234 at aol.com
Tue Jan 26 07:27:28 MST 2010


Hello all,
 
I received the following "mass" email from a neighbor yesterday and would  
be interested to hear anyone's comments about it.  Some of the information  
on here does match the information on the Census Bureau website and some 
does  not.  Does anyone know if the Census Bureau has actually begun sending 
out  workers to verify addresses?
 
gin Shaw
Atlanta, GA
 
2010 Census Cautions from  the Better Business Bureau  
 
 
 
GOOD INFORMATION  TO PASS ON TO EVERYBODY THAT YOU KNOW:
2010  Census to Begin

 
WARNING:  2010 Census Cautions from the Better Business Bureau

 
Be  Cautious About Giving Info to Census Workers by Susan Johnson

 
With the  U.S. Census process beginning, the Better Business Bureau 
(BBB) advises  people to be cooperative, but cautious, so as not to become 
a victim of fraud or  identity theft. The first phase of the 2010 U.S. 
Census is under way as workers  have begun verifying the addresses of households 
across the country. 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.

 
The big  question is - how do you tell the difference between a U.S. Census 
worker and a  con artist? BBB offers the following advice:

 
** If a U.S. Census worker knocks  on your door, they will have a badge, a 
handheld device, a Census Bureau canvas  bag, and a confidentiality notice. 
Ask to see their identification and their  badge before answering their 
questions.  However, you should never invite  anyone you don't know into your 
home.

 
** Census workers are currently only  knocking on doors to verify address 
information.

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.
 
REMEMBER,  NO MATTER WHAT THEY ASK, YOU REALLY ONLY NEED TO TELL THEM HOW 
MANY PEOPLE LIVE  AT YOUR  ADDRESS..

 
While the  Census Bureau might ask for basic financial information, such as 
a salary  range, 
YOU DON'T HAVE  TO ANSWER ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT YOUR FINANCIAL  SITUATION. 

The  Census Bureau will not ask for Social Security, bank account, or 
credit card  numbers, nor will employees solicit donations.  Any one asking for 
that  information is NOT with the Census Bureau.
 

AND  REMEMBER, THE CENSUS BUREAU HAS DECIDED NOT TO WORK WITH ACORN ON 
GATHERING THIS  INFORMATION..  No Acorn worker should approach you saying he/she 
is with  the Census Bureau.

 
Eventually,  Census workers may contact you by telephone, mail, or in 
person at home.  However, the 
Census  Bureau will not contact you by Email, so be on the lookout for 
Email scams  impersonating the Census.

 
Never  click on a link or open any attachments in an Email that are 
supposedly  from the U.S. Census Bureau.

 
PLEASE  SHARE THIS INFO WITH FAMILY AND  FRIENDS.



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