Posted Tuesday, March 23, 2010 in
The 2010 Census kicked off this spring but already scammers are taking advantage, according to KOMO News.
Here are some tips to avoid getting scammed:
The Census Bureau never sends e-mail, asking for your personal information. If you get an e-mail claiming to be from the census, it's fake.
While some census workers do make calls to citizens, not all calls are legitimate. Consumers are advised to call the census office at 866-226-2864 to verify if a number is legit.
Some scammers are sending out their own forms, similar to the standard census form. You'll know the form is fake if it asks for your financial information, passwords or Social Security numbers.
Finally, census workers won't officially make their door-to-door rounds until May, and will only come to visit your household if you didn't submit your census form.
Read the full article at KOMO News.