How to identify scammers posing as US Census Bureau representatives

CHICAGO (WLS) -- It's almost time for U.S. Census Bureau representatives to come knocking on your door, but the 2020 census also creates opportunities for scammers.

ABC7 Consumer Investigator has tips on how to avoid getting ripped off.

Keep a look out for phishing email scams, phony phone calls and even scammers coming to your house.

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They're looking for social security numbers, bank account information and credit card details.

The U.S. Census Bureau does not ask for any of these things, nor do they request money on behalf of political parties.

If you think you've identified a scammer, contact authorities immediately.
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