On August 1, Census Bureau representatives will begin visiting households that have not responded to the 2020 Census. If someone visits your home to collect this information, it’s important to verify their identity to avoid the risk of fraud or scams. Here’s how:
- First, check to make sure that they have a valid ID badge, with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date.
- If you still have questions about their identity, you can call 844-330-2020 to speak with a Census Bureau representative.
You can learn more about how to protect yourself and your family from Census fraud by clicking here.
To avoid a home visit, you can complete the quick and easy Census questionnaire online here or by calling 844-330-2020.
Remember, when you respond to the census, your answers are kept anonymous. They are used only to produce statistics. The U.S. Census Bureau is bound by law to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential. The law ensures that your private information is never published and that your answers cannot be used against you by any government agency or court.
For more information, visit 2020census.gov.