Avoid 2010 Census Scams

The worker is also required to give you the contact information for their supervisor if you ask for it, Hobson said. But if you are suspicious, contact your regional census office to verify the survey.

And never let anyone into your house, Hobson said. Census takers are trained to conduct the census outside of your home.

Looking for a Census Job?
The Census Bureau will hire thousands of temporary, part-time employees nation-wide. If you are looking for extra money or a temporary job CLICK HERE to go to the bureau's Web site for more employment information.

Web Extra Tips on the 2010 Census

Responding to the census is mandatory. If you do not respond it is punishable by a fine of up to $5,000.

It is important to mail your form in on time so a census taker does not have to come to your home. If everyone mailed in their form it would save the government approximately $1.5 billion in follow-up visits, according to Hobson.

It is against the law for the government to publish private information such as your name and address. Federal law also prohibits the Census Bureau from sharing your data with government agencies.

Census forms are kept in a locked vault for 72 years, according to Hobson. Additionally census employees are required to take a lifetime oath of non-disclosure. Should an employee share any information he or she would be subject to five years in prison and a $25,000 fine.

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