American Community Survey: Avoiding A Scam
By Bob Hueston on Feb 12, 2008
This new web page gives the following information and advice:
- The address that the American Community Survey response should be sent to, so you can verify that the data you provide is going directly to the Census Bureau.
- If you have received a telephone call from someone at the Census Bureau, and you have any questions, you may speak directly via telephone or e-mail with an employee of the National Processing Center (at 1-866-226-2864).
- If a person claiming to be from the Census Bureau comes to your door, ask to see their identification badge and a copy of the letter that was sent to you from the Census Bureau. And if you have any questions about their authenticity, call the National Processing Center.
All of this is good advice, and helps to ensure that your personal information is only going to authenticated, and authorized, individuals. Interestingly, these are all things I suggested in my recent posts. You think maybe someone at the US Census Bureau read my blog?