posted on Nov, 11 2009 @ 10:29 AM
Important information about 2010 CENSUS
> THIS IS PRETTY BASIC ADVICE, BUT, IN TODAY'S TIMES, I CAN SEE IT COULD LEAVE AN OPEN DOOR FOR PASSING OUT YOUR PRIVATE INFORMATION.
> 2010 Census to Begin
> WARNING: 2010 Census Cautions from the Better Business Bureau Be Cautious About Giving Info to Census Workers by Susan Johnson
> With the U.S. Census process beginning, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises people to be cooperative, but cautious, so as not to become a
victim of fraud or identity theft.
> The first phase of the 2010 U.S. Census is under way as workers have begun verifying the addresses of households across the country. Eventually,
more than 140,000 U.S. Census workers will count every person in the United States and will gather information about every person living at each
address including name, age, gender, race, and other relevant data.
> The big question is - how do you tell the difference between a U.S. Census worker and a con artist? The BBB offers the following advice: **
If a U.S. Census worker knocks on your door, they will have a badge, a hand held device, a Census Bureau canvas bag, and a confidentiality notice. Ask
to see their identification and their badge before answering their questions. However, you should never invite anyone you don't know into your
> ** Census workers are currently only knocking on doors to verify address information. Do not give your Social Security number, credit card or
banking information to anyone, even if they claim they need it for the U.S. Census.
> REMEMBER, NO MATTER WHAT THEY ASK, YOU REALLY ONLY NEED TO TELL THEM HOW MANY PEOPLE LIVE AT YOUR ADDRESS.
> While the Census Bureau might ask for basic financial information, such as a salary range, YOU DON'T HAVE TO ANSWER ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT YOUR
> The Census Bureau will not ask for Social Security, bank account, or credit card numbers, nor will employees solicit donations. Any one asking
for that information is NOT with the Census Bureau.
> AND REMEMBER, THE CENSUS BUREAU HAS DECIDED NOT TO WORK WITH ACORN ON GATHERING THIS INFORMATION. No Acorn worker should approach you saying
he/she is with the Census Bureau. Eventually, Census workers may contact you by telephone, mail, or in person at home. However, the Census Bureau
will not contact you by e-mail, so be on the lookout for e-mail scams impersonating the Census. Never click on a link or open any attachments in an
e-mail that are supposedly from the U.S. Census Bureau.
> For more advice on avoiding identity theft and fraud, visit www.bbb.org
This was emailed to me by a lawyer and should be read very carefully.
The only way to not be abused by Government employees, is to know your rights.
Please check with your local officials as to the truth of this email.
You are not required to believe this
You "DO" need to check into this.