Watch out for fake census workers 

The California Better Business Bureau is warning residents to watch out for U.S. Census scams aimed at stealing people’s identities. 

Starting in April, census workers will circulate the nation, verifying addresses and gathering personal information from residents as they work to count every person living in the United States.

Any U.S. Census worker who knocks at your door will have a badge, a handheld device, a Census Bureau canvas bag, and a confidentiality notice.

The Better Business Bureau advises residents to ask to see their identification and their badge before answering their questions. 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 federal government.  

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