Jan 13, 2010

2010 Census - Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft

Here is some information from the APL Federal Credit Union brochure on the upcoming census.

If a US. Census worker knocks on your door, they will have a badge, a hand-held device, a Census Bureau canvas bag, and a confidentiality notice. Ask to see their identification and their badge before answering their questions...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. Anyone asking for this information is NOT with the Census Bureau. Census workers may contact you by telephone, mail, or in person at your home. The Census Bureau will not contact you by e-mail, so be on the lookout for e-mail scams impersonating the Census. REMEMBER, NO MATTER WHAT THEY ASK, YOU REALLY CNLY NEED TO TELL THEM HOW MANY PEOPLE LIVE AT YOUR ADDRESS. While the Census Bureau might ask for basic financial information, such as salary range, you don't have to answer anything at all about your financial situation.

To view the official 2010 Censur Form and the questions that will be asked, visit www.2010.census.gov

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