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We thought we would share this info, as there have been many door to door scams of late throughout Edgewater and Uptown. Realize that census workers will not begin visiting households until May. We’ll repost this info then as well.

How to Identify a Census Field Representative

Safety first! If you are visited by someone from the Census Bureau at your home, here are some recognition tips to assure the validity of the field representative:

•Must present an ID Badge which contains: photograph of field representative, Department of Commerce watermark, and expiration date.
•Will provide you with supervisor contact information and/or the regional office phone number for verification, if asked.
•Will provide you with a letter from the director of the Census Bureau on U.S. Census Bureau letterhead.
When in doubt, please call the Chicago Regional Office for verification.


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