With the 2020 census now underway, it is imperative to remain vigilant. Scammers will use the census to gather personal identifying information and money from potential victims through different tactics.
Census scammers contact you by phone, email, regular mail or home visit, or direct you to phony websites, seeking personal and financial information. Like other government impostors, they adopt the mantle of officialdom in hopes of winning your trust — and they have the added advantage of pretending to represent an agency specifically tasked with asking questions.
Make sure to familiarize yourself with questions the census will and won't ask to keep yourself from falling victim to any scam tactics.