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BBB Census Alert: Know the facts
MS - Due toa current number. bank account infor­ claiming to be working for th
rash of email messages being sent mation, or credit card numbers, Census Bureau before April, the
falsely under the name of the The information requests will are probably trying to obtain you
Cen sus Bureau, the Better be in the form of 10 simple personal information illegally,'
Business Bureau (BBB) Serving questions relating to name, gender, said B ill M oak, President/CEO 0
Mississippi offersthe following age, race, ethnicity and home the Mississippi BBB
factoids about the 2010 census: ownership. Your answers are "Remember, too, that all vali
The U,S, Census Bureau will protected by law and not shared door- to-door census workers wil
not send email messages to obtain with anyone outside ofthe Census have proper' identification.
or verify information or to solicit Bureau. handheld device for gatherin
donations. Citizens are required by law to information and a confidentialit
Census workers will not begin respond to the census information notice. "
going door-to-door until April. requests. The data collected is used More information about th
The campaign will end in July. in allocation of federal funds and upcoming 2010 census can b
Fie!d representatives will never in determining each S,tate' s .found online at
ask for your Social Security Congressional representation. 201Ocensus.
"If someone contacts you