The U.S. Census, once every 10 years, is an important survey that determines, among other things, how much federal aid is received by our state, as well as how many representatives in Congress we are allocated. It is important that everyone in our community complete this survey to ensure that Shelton is given it’s fair share of these, and other, resources.
However, we must also be vigilant about those who seek to use the U.S. Census as a way to mine personal information about your or your loved ones. The Better Business Bureau has issued a warning about Census-related fraud. Please CLICK HERE to read their warning.
This fraud can be difficult to detect because, by nature, the Census asks for relatively personal information. Please remember the following:
Census workers who show up at your door will only verify address information and never ask for personal financial or Social Security information. Do not give those details to anyone, even if they claim to need it for the U.S. Census.While Census workers may eventually contact you in a number of ways, they will not contact you by e-mail. Never click on a link or open any attachments in an e-mail purporting to be from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Should you have questions about this or any other issue, please as always do not hesitate to contact me at 800-842-1423 or firstname.lastname@example.org.