Have You Received a Phone Call from the Census Bureau?by Nick LaFleur on May. 06, 2010, under Life, phishing, scam, Tips
Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona has verified that the Census Bureau has started calling some households to clarify information about the number of people living at the addresses.
The calls started on April 11, and are scheduled to be made through mid August, a Census Bureau official told BBB. If a consumer receives a call from someone claiming they’re with the Census Bureau, they can call 866-851-2010 to make sure the call was legitimate.
As was the case with the Census mailing, and door-to-door data gathering, the Census Bureau will not ask for your social security number, bank information, or any sensitive personal information if they call you.
If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from the Census Bureau and they ask for any personal information hang-up immediately and report the call to BBB by calling (520)888-5353 or by visiting http://www.tucson.bbb.org.