Gov't warns of potential census scams

As government officials are stepping up efforts to get residents to fill out their census forms, they're also warning people of potential scams.So far, there

BROOKLYN - As government officials are stepping up efforts to get residents to fill out their census forms, they're also warning people of potential scams.

So far, there haven't been any reports of widespread census-related scams. However, the government is urging people to be cautious and keep in mind that the U.S. Census Bureau doesn't conduct the 2010 census online - only on paper.

Also, the Census Bureau would never ask for a person's full Social Security number, ask for money or donations, act on behalf of a political party or request credit card PINs.

Residents who wish to check the credentials of a census worker can call their regional census office.

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