Every 10 years, the U.S. government takes a count of every resident in the country, as required by the Constitution. This March, you should be receiving by mail a form for the 2010 Census. The data collected by the census helps the government allocate billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for resources such as hospitals, schools, infrastructure and emergency services, and to help determine congressional representation.
This year, the form will arrive by mail and is relatively short, with only 10 questions. It’s possible that census takers may visit your home to with you to confirm information, but it’s important that you know the facts regarding your rights to protect yourself from any potential phishing scam. By becoming familiar with the census questionnaire and the process, you can better protect yourself from any potential fraud. Continue reading Stay On Guard Against Census Fraud »