The Census Bureau will never ask for a complete Social Security number, money or donations, anything on behalf of a political party, your bank’s name or credit card numbers. When visiting a home, census workers must:
- Present an ID badge that contains a photograph, Department of Commerce watermark, and expiration date.
- Provide supervisor contact information and/or the regional office phone number for verification, if asked.
- Provide you with a letter from the Director of the U.S. Census Bureau on Census Bureau letterhead