Arcadia PD has a great little blog. They have “Tuesday Tips” as well as other information tossed out almost daily. This week’s tip is a good one, be wary of fake “Census Takers” tells you what to look for to ID a real census taker. They even warn about those who ask for more info than they are entitled to…identity theft type stuff. Full blog post HERE.
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.