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Thank you for volunteering to serve as a Census Captain for the 2020 Census. You will receive regular copies of the Captains' Log (1-2 per month) with materials you can share with your networks, including social media posts, a short article for an electronic newsletter or website, and graphics.

If you have any questions, please contact Orange County Community Relations Director Todd McGee at (919) 245-2302 or tmcgee@orangecountync.gov

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Detecting fraudulent activity related to the U.S. Census

The U.S. Census Bureau is committed to making the 2020 Census quick, easy and safe for all participants. Here are some tips to help you avoid scams and fraud.

Avoiding Scams Online
To protect yourself from phishing and other scams, remember that the 2020 Census will never ask for:

  • Your Social Security number.
  • Your bank account or credit card number.
  • Money or donations.
Staying Safe at Home
Census takers will only visit your home if you fail to respond to the invitations to complete the census either on-line, by phone or through the paper form. Home visits will not begin until the end of April or early May.

If someone visits your home to collect a response for the 2020 Census, you can do the following to verify their identity:
  • Check to make sure that they have a valid ID badge, with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date.
  • If you still have questions about their identity, call 800-923-8282 to speak with a Census Bureau representative.

Reporting Suspected Fraud
If you suspect fraud, call 800-923-8282 to speak with a Census Bureau representative. If it is determined that the visitor does not work for the Census Bureau, contact your local police department.

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Download the above graphic for use on websites, email newsletters or social media.

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Filling out the Census is SAFE! Your information is protected by federal law, which means it will be kept confidential. It cannot and will not be shared with the courts, police or immigration enforcement, your landlord or your employer. Learn more about the importance of the #2020Census and how to participate: 2020census.gov.

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By law, the responses you provide the Census are confidential and cannot be used against you by any government agency or court. The law is found in Title 13 of the U.S. Code. To learn more, visit 2020census.gov. #2020Census 

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