QUICK TIP: Can you spot a census scam?

Thursday, July 18, 2019
QUICK TIP: Can you spot a census scam?
With the upcoming 2020 census in the news, scammers are pretending to be census-takers to get your information. Here's how you can spot them before it's too late.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Do you know how to spot a fake census scam? Michael Finney has a new 7 on Your Side Quick Tip for you!

The census has been in the news a great deal lately, and the bad guys have been keeping track. So now they're sending out letters, emails, and texts, asking you to answer questions... and then send in the required $15 fee. There is no $15 required fee! It's simply a rip-off. Don't get taken in.

Another group of scam artists are going door to door. They say they're with the census and they need some personal information: your name, your mother's maiden name, your Social Security number. Don't fall for it! Better yet, just don't answer the door!

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