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Old 06-04-2012, 08:30 PM
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Did anyone in the US get the crazy big census?

We got it and filled out the number of people and the basic stuff that is on the normal one. But we didn't answer the other questions.

I'm sorry our area is decently crime free but that doesn't matter. The cities near us are going to hell and I DO NOT want to tell them what days I am not home, what times I leave, what time I come back, how many of our cars do we take. I also DO NOT want to ask my dad or brother how much they make. And I don't want to add to my dad's stress by letting him know how little I make.

I looked up fines for not answering. I called them and just asked if I could pay the $100 or so for not answer and they refuse to take it. We've been getting 4-5 calls a day. A few are even before 8am.

Has anyone else got one of these? Did you feel comfortable actually giving out this info and am I just being paranoid? Because to me it honestly just sounds like they are trying to case people without having to drive to their houses.
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:41 PM
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The census was like two years ago and is only done once every ten years... who is your census from?
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:44 PM
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I can't remember what was on it. I can check with my dad later since he is the one that did it I don't remember the exact info on it. I know a few of my friends got it too and it's super suspicious looking but according the new news in our area and our newspapers they are legit. He sent it in but only filled out basic stuff and didn't even put SSN down.

We sent it in a while back but they have been calling a lot within the last week.
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:05 PM
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http://www.census.gov/survey_partici...ehold_surveys/

They don't ask for your SSN... I would call the census bureau and find out if it's really legit or not and find out if you have to participate or not. If it's legit you don't have anything to worry about.
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:12 PM
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https://ask.census.gov/

It's the first question and they are saying we have to answer it.

I still do NOT want to give them this info
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also, the census doesn't have a fine. You don't HAVE to answer anything on it if you don't want to.

I would really look into it, that doesn't seem right.
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:15 PM
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According to that .gov website it says it is about $100 for not filling it out.
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Ok, I just read that link... I've never heard of that survey before... that's just... strange.
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Ok, I just read that link... I've never heard of that survey before... that's just... strange.
I know here, you legally HAVE to fill out the census, and you face fines if you don't. I imagine it would be the same there
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:27 PM
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http://www.census.gov/survey_partici...web_sites.html

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Asks for your full social security number
If they're asking for your SSN it's NOT legit. You need to contact the census bureau.


There are things you have to fill out on the census but IIRC it's not a whole lot that's actually required... I know two years ago it was a BIG deal and they spent a lot of money chasing people down to get them to fill out the census. But there's also questions you aren't absolutely required to fill out...
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