March Scam of the Month - Council on Aging

By the middle of March, we will all begin to receive information on how to complete the 2020 Census. By April 1, nationally referred to as Census Day, every home should have received their notice. You will have three options to respond, online, by phone and by mail.

The U.S. Census Bureau will make appropriate adjustments to their operations to ensure they cover any areas affected by natural disasters.

In May, census takers will begin making their rounds to homes that have not responded to ensure that every person is counted. If you are not home, a census taker will return up to six times, leaving a door tag with a number to call to schedule a return visit.

Census takers MUST show a photo ID that includes a U.S. Department of Commerce Seal and expiration date. It is important to note that questions about immigration status will not be included and census responses are ALWAYS secure, confidential and protected by federal law.

If you ask, the census taker will provide you with either the supervisor’s contact information or the number to the regional census location.

For a list of 2020 U.S. Census questions, visit https://2020census.gov/en/about-questions.html

If you believe you have been scammed, call 1-800-923-8282 to speak with a local Census Bureau representative.

For additional information, please visit https://2020census.gov.


Sources: 2020census.gov, consumer.ftc.gov 

 

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