Tips for avoiding census scammers
From The Post's Crime Scene blog:
It's census time again, and police are offering tips on how to avoid con artists who may use the "official snapshot of the country" as a opportunity to take advantage of unsuspecting people.
The census is conducted every 10 years in order to determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives as well as federal funding for schools, transportation and other services.
Census forms are beginning to land in mailboxes. If a form is not completed and returned to the government, a census taker will come to collect the information.
| March 16, 2010; 1:00 PM ET
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