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Trust Your Census. Don’t Fall For Scams

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 11:41am

Nashville- As Tennesseans participate in the U.S. Census, it is important to recognize and report scams that emerge during this time.

Notices are going out from the U.S. Census Bureau with detailed information on how to respond online, by phone, or by mail.

The Census Bureau DOES NOT:

• send unsolicited emails to request your participation

• ask for your Social Security Number, bank account or credit card numbers

• ask for money or donations

• contact you on behalf of a political party

“Unfortunately, scammers will use the census as an opportunity to try and trick people with misinformation,” said General Herbert H. Slatery III. “Be aware of imposter websites and emails that may look like official communication from the government.”

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, every home will receive a notification by Census Day, April 1. Census takers will begin visiting homes that have not responded in May.

If you have questions about the identity of a census worker, contact your Regional Census Center https://2020census.gov/en/contact-us/rcc.html or call 800-923-8282.

The Census Bureau is hiring for temporary part time positions through this website only: https://2020census.gov/jobs. There are no application fees.

More information about the 2020 Census, including important dates, is available here: https://2020census.gov/en/important-dates.html

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Press Release #20-09: Trust Your Census. Don’t Fall For Scams