The truth is, census employees are in neighborhoods across the country as they prepare for next year's census. However, census employees are not asking the public for any identification. Furthermore, it should be noted that the United States does not have a Department of Home Affairs.
Besides not asking the public for any identification, the Census Bureau will never ask you for your Social Security number, your bank account information, your credit card numbers, or for money and/or donations.
If you’d like to verify that someone in your neighborhood is an actual census taker, you can use the following information to help you avoid any potential scams: