The U.S. Census Bureau's Trust & Safety Team protected the 2020 Census from misinformation and disinformation. Its No. 1 job was to ensure the 2020 Census was safe and easy.
We continue to watch for misinformation being shared online, and we work to share facts instead to help support communications around the Census Bureau’s commitment to data quality and transparency around these efforts. The team’s role has expanded to also support the American Community Survey (ACS), the Economic Census, and other Census Bureau programs and data products.
The Census Bureau is committed to making our programs, quick, safe, easy for all participants.
Please note that the Census Bureau will never ask for your full social security number, bank account number, or passwords.
If you require immediate assistance with verifying a survey is conducted by the Census Bureau, contact the Census Bureau Regional Office for your state or the Customer Service Center for more information.
The Census Bureau has a legal duty to protect your information. In fact, every employee is bound by Title 13 of the U.S. Code to keep your information confidential. This means that your private data is protected and cannot be shared with law enforcement or other government agencies.
Learn more about How the Census Bureau Protects Your Data.
Help the Census Bureau's Trust & Safety team by reporting inaccurate, suspicious, or fraudulent information you read, hear, or spot online, including:
No matter what you find, let the Census Bureau know by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Then be sure to spread the word to make sure everyone has the right information about the Census Bureau's work and the statistics we produce.