As of October 16, the Census Bureau is no longer collecting responses to the 2020 Census, and census takers are no longer following up with homes. However, other surveys remain ongoing, including a survey to measure the accuracy of the 2020 Census. If someone visits your home after September to collect responses for a different survey, you can do the following to verify their identity:
During the 2020 Census, you may have heard from us in a few different ways:
While the Census Bureau is no longer collecting responses for the 2020 Census, we may contact you to request your participation in other ongoing surveys:
If you're not sure if the communication you received is legitimate, Contact Us.
The Census Bureau is currently conducting multiple surveys, including the Household Pulse Survey, the American Community Survey, and a survey to measure the accuracy of the 2020 Census. Visit Are You in A Survey? to learn more about these other surveys and how they work.
Phishing is a criminal act in which someone tries to get your information by pretending to be an entity that you trust. Phishing emails often direct you to a website that looks real but is fake—and may be infected with malware. A key way to identify scam websites is to look at the website address; if you think it may not be legitimate, don't click on any links.
All valid Census Bureau websites will always have ".gov" at the end. 2020census.gov continues to provide key information about the 2020 Census. My2020census.gov was the only direct website address for responding to the 2020 Census online.
Throughout the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau never asked for:
In addition, the Census Bureau will not contact you on behalf of a political party.
Please note: The Census Bureau is no longer collecting responses to the 2020 Census.
If you suspect fraud, call 800-923-8282 to speak with a Census Bureau representative. If it is determined that the visitor who came to your door does not work for the Census Bureau, contact your local police department.