By Scott Harvey
– Area residents are being reminded that U. S. Census Bureau workers will be a regular presence in your neighborhood through the coming months.
Crews will be collecting information from those who did not return their census questionnaire and verifying certain census information.
Employees will be clearly identified with a badge, a handheld device, a Census Bureau canvas bag and a confidentiality notice. Workers will visit individual homes up to three times to record information.
Residents are advised to be on the lookout for scam artists attempting to steal money or personal information.
A reminder; Census staff will only ask the ten questions that appear on the official form. None of the questions request personal financial information such as bank or credit card numbers or Social Security numbers.