Census 2010 – What to Keep Personal is a timely reminder from the ID Protection Experts!
- The Census Bureau will notify you in a letter of any upcoming contact (visit, phone call, or mailed questionnaire). The easiest way to keep your personal information safe and avoid a home visit is to complete the US Census form via mail. If you do not mail back your form, you can expect a home visit.
- Always ask to see ID. Census workers knocking on your door will have official government badges marked with their name and may also carry a “U.S. Census Bureau” bag.
- Census workers will never ask to enter your home.
- The Census Bureau does not ask for information to be submitted online and will not email you about participation.
- The Census Bureau never asks for social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, or financial information.
- This year’s questionnaire is the shortest ever, with only ten questions. These questions include the name, date of birth, gender, and ethnic background of all household members. You will also be asked to provide a phone number, which is only for use by the Census if they need clarification on one of your answers.