Black People : Important Census Information

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  1. OldSoul

    OldSoul Permanent Black Man PREMIUM MEMBER

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    2010 Census to Begin
    WARNING: 2010 Census Cautions from the Better Business Bureau
    Be Cautious About Giving Info to Census Workers


    With the U.S. Census process beginning, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises people to be cooperative, but cautious, so as not to become a victim of fraud or identity theft. The first phase of the 2010 U.S. Census is under way as workers have begun verifying the addresses of households across the country. Eventually, more than 140,000 U.S. Census workers will count every person in the United States and will gather information about every person living at each address including name, age, gender, race, and other relevant data.

    The big question is - how do you tell the difference between a U.S. Census worker and a con artist?

    BBB offers the following advice:

    ** If a U.S. Census worker knocks on your door, they will have a badge, a handheld device, a Census Bureau canvas bag, and a confidentiality notice. Ask to see their identification and their badge before answering their questions. However, you should never invite anyone you don't know into your home.

    Do not give your Social Security number, credit card or banking information to anyone, even if they claim they need it for the U.S. Census.

    REMEMBER, NO MATTER WHAT THEY ASK, YOU REALLY ONLY NEED TO TELL THEM HOW MANY PEOPLE LIVE AT YOUR ADDRESS.

    While the Census Bureau might ask for basic financial information, such as a salary range, YOU DON'T HAVE TO ANSWER ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT YOUR FINANCIAL SITUATION.

    The Census Bureau will NOT ask for Social Security, bank account, or credit card numbers, nor will employees solicit donations. Any one asking for that information is NOT with the Census Bureau.

    AND REMEMBER, THE CENSUS BUREAU HAS DECIDED NOT TO WORK WITH ACORN ON GATHERING THIS INFORMATION. No Acorn worker should approach you saying s/he is with the Census Bureau.

    Eventually, Census workers may contact you by telephone, postal mail, or in-person at home. However, the Census Bureau will NOT contact you by Email, so be on the lookout for Email scams impersonating the Census.

    Never click on a link or open any attachments in an Email that are supposedly from the U.S. Census Bureau.

    PLEASE SHARE THIS INFO WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS
     
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    Important information and important for all folks of African descent to fill it out cause there are "those" who hope our numbers are not counted properly.

    I recall back in the 80s a mysterious fire, at the building that held the completed census forms for the Bed Stuy Brooklyn area, an area that has one of the largest concentrations of Black folks in the nation.
     
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    I'll get it started............1!

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