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1 2010 Census to Begin on Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:45 pm

rosco 357


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my words, this was an email i got from a friend, like it said basic stuff, not sure all things are true on it like accorn, but probably is i would think. but take with a grain of salt,,

2010 Census to Begin
THIS IS PRETTY BASIC ADVICE;

Be Cautious About Giving Info to Census Workers

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 hand held 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.

For more advice on avoiding identity theft and fraud, visit www.bbb.org

2 Re: 2010 Census to Begin on Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:31 pm

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rosco 357 wrote:Be Cautious About Giving Info to Census Workers

I'm wondering. Isn't most of the information already available through other means? I mean, if the Census Bureau wants to know your income (range), could they not better simply ask the IRS? Maybe it's not a 100% accurate, but asking people seems even less reliable. Oh well, at least it'll offer a couple of extra people a 'job'.

3 Re: 2010 Census to Begin on Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:32 pm

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Sandy P. Raakma wrote:I'm wondering. Isn't most of the information already available through other means? I mean, if the Census Bureau wants to know your income (range), could they not better simply ask the IRS? Maybe it's not a 100% accurate, but asking people seems even less reliable. Oh well, at least it'll offer a couple of extra people a 'job'.

im not at all sure if i am correct , i really dont know but im not sure the irs can give out info like that, even to census ppl, since u dont have to answer that, im not sure the irs can give it out, but i could be
totally wrong. all they are entitled to if im correct is the number of ppl that live in ur household, for mexicans that figure could be 25 lol, teasing,

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