AARP is urging all Oklahomans to participate in the 2020 U.S. census. The once-a-decade population count is used to redraw political lines and to determine billions of dollars in state and federal funding levels for social services.
But it also presents an opportunity for scammers, so be vigilant.
The Census Bureau won’t send unsolicited emails, and census takers will carry identification with a photo, U.S. Department of Commerce watermark and an expiration date.
Agency workers also won’t ask for your Social Security number or bank or credit card information, or threaten jail time for not complying.
The coronavirus outbreak may affect when census takers are able to go door-to-door, but Americans can participate online, at my2020census.gov; by phone, at 844-330-2020; or by mail.
This story is provided by AARP Oklahoma. Visit the AARP Oklahoma page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.
Wednesday, Jul 15, 2020 at 10:00am Central Time
Friday, Jul 17, 2020 at 7:00pm Eastern Time
Saturday, Jul 18, 2020 at 11:00am Eastern Time
JOIN FOR JUST $16 A YEAR