How do I distinguish between an authentic U.S. Census Bureau contact & fraudulent activity & scams?

The U.S. Census Bureau will never ask for:


  •     Your Social Security number
  •     Your mother’s maiden name
  •     Money or donations
  •     Credit card or bank account information
  •     Your personal information through email


If a field representative comes to your home, he or she will always have official Census ID.


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1. Why does the U.S. Census Bureau ask the question it asks?
2. Are my answers safe and secure?
3. How do I distinguish between an authentic U.S. Census Bureau contact & fraudulent activity & scams?
4. What does "residence" mean & how do I count the "residents" in my house?
5. Do I have to respond to the census?
6. How will the U.S. Census Bureau contact me & how am I to respond?
7. I already filled out a survey from the Census Bureau last year! Why have I been contacted again?
8. What happens in communities where residents may have limited English-speaking abilities?
9. What if I still have questions or concerns?
10. How will people experiencing homelessness be counted?
11. What does Language Assistance look like in the 2020 Census?