Support the Trust & Safety Team by using these key facts and resources to protect the count.
The Census Bureau is committed to making the 2020 Census quick, safe, easy for all participants. You should know that, during the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau will never ask for:
Learn more about how to verify the identity of a census taker or how to report suspected fraud at Avoiding Fraud and Scams.
You may see census takers in your neighborhood as they help conduct quality check interviews and collect responses to the 2020 Census. Census takers will start visiting some neighborhoods in April 2020 and will follow up with homes who have not yet responded online, by phone, or by mail in the late spring and summer.
All census takers carry an ID badge with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date.
Visit Census Takers In Your Neighborhood to learn more.
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: