As the U.S. Census Bureau collects data for the 2020 Census, here are some tips to help you avoid being scammed:
Online- The Census Bureau will not:
- Send unsolicited emails to request your participation in the 2020 Census
- Ask for your Social Security number
- Contact you on behalf of a political party
- Ask for money or donations
At Home- If you get a visitor requesting to collect a response for the 2020 Census, you should do the following to verify their identity:
Check to make sure they have a valid ID badge (it should have their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date).
If you determine that the visitor who came to your home does not work for the Census Bureau, call the Atherton Police Department (650) 688-6500.
For more information, please visit the US Census 2020 website at the link below: