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Old 06-04-2012, 09:28 PM
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our 10 year census is voluntary... so they hire people to walk around door to door and stand in front of grocery stores to try to convince people to fill it out. We would prob save a lot of money if they made it mandatory with a fine.
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:33 PM
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http://www.census.gov/survey_partici...web_sites.html



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...
ok THANK YOU for this. I asked my dad he said they DID ask for it but he didn't give them it and didn't even give birthdays because he was so unsure about it.
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:55 PM
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Yeah, there's something wrong there. The census asked questions like names and genders of who is in the house, but if we had ten undocumented people renting our spare room...we don't include it and nobody is going to do a house check. There's something fishy with what you're talking about.
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:50 AM
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Thats odd...

and certainly doesn't seem legit.

Though here you do have to pay a fine if you don't answer the questions.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:16 AM
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To me this sounds like some very clever identity theft.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:23 AM
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Isn't it this :

http://www.census.gov/acs/www/about_...is_legitimate/
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:24 AM
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I called the number for the census people in the gov website today. They said that it's called the american community survey and we are required to answer it. I basically told them there was no way in hell they were getting the info that the survey asked and to just send me my fine.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:34 AM
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Don't do it. They did that in my city a little while ago...it was on the news, too. I refused to do it and didn't get a fine or anything. You are not legally required to fill it out and the fine is just a bluff. They can't force that info out of you.
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:19 PM
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I called the number for the census people in the gov website today. They said that it's called the american community survey and we are required to answer it. I basically told them there was no way in hell they were getting the info that the survey asked and to just send me my fine.
I agree! Glad you guys didn't cooperate! It's far too dangerous these days......noway I'm giving sensitive information like that to random people.



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OMG.........I ran a quick search online because this got my curiosity up.

A snip from a letter to a news paper discussing things they wanted to know......Found at this link: http://www.cxliv.org/2006/02/03/amer...ity_survey.php

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For example, under "Housing" you are asked how many vehicles you have; monthly fuel, water, and electricity costs; monthly rent or mortgage; estimated value of your property and annual property insurance. Forty-two questions are listed to be answered by each person in your household.

Disturbing questions in this section include a question asking if you have any physical, mental, or emotional conditions that would make it difficult for you to go shopping or go outside the home, involvement of the grandparents in raising the children, and the exact time you leave for work and name of your employer......
I don't see how in the &%$ they can ask some of those questions, there are LAWS covering some of those things (like disabilities)

Do they actually find people who'll answer this stuff? REALLY? I can tell you right now there is NOWAY IN HE!! I'll be filling it out.........bring on the fine, then good luck getting me to pay it easily.

I'll pay a lawyer THOUSANDS before I give up and pay a $100.00 fine for that!!!! Sometimes the principle is worth WAY more than the $$$
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:39 PM
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I didn't answer any of those questions except how many live here. they will call and nag you to death. (I never answered, but had the messages on my machine) one day I picked up and bluntly told the man that I didn't answer because the questions were too stupid. (and they are, wasn't just me being snotty. lol) no business but mine if I have a sink, stove, refrigerator. nor if I have difficulty showering. nor when we leave for work, etc. he was darn snotty with me, but that finally ended it. oh sure he gave me a big spill about how all those questions help my community. I laughed and said nothing there was going to help my rural area. the end. so yes, he tried to bully, but I still didn't answer.
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