WASHINGTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SATURDAY, JUNE 12: SCAM PREVENTION
Profile America — Saturday, June 12th. As far as most people in the U.S. probably think, the 2010 Census is over, but in fact the count is still going on. The deadline for mailing back census forms was mid-April. While over 70 percent of American households did so, a significant number failed to return their forms. That's why census takers are still visiting those households in a continuing effort to achieve a complete census. With all the scams going on these days, it's important to recognize an official census taker when he or she visits. A census taker will have an official I.D. badge and many will also carry a black bag marked with the words "U.S. Census Bureau." Census takers will never ask to come into your home, or ask for bank, credit card, or social security numbers.
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau