The Census Will Never Ask Certain Questions
During the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau will never ask you for:
- Your Social Security number
- Money or donations
- Anything on behalf of a political party
- Your bank or credit card account numbers
If someone claiming to be from the Census Bureau contacts you via email or phone, and asks you for one of these things, it's a scam, and you should not cooperate. Anyone visiting your home claiming to represent the Census Bureau will have credentials. Ask to see identification before providing information. For more information, visit Avoiding Fraud and Scams.