Maryland Blogger: Report Census Scams

Report Census Scams

Report Census Scams


The U.S. Census Bureau anticipates that a lot of false or misleading information might swirl around the digital world as Census Day draws near, so it established a Trust & Safety Team to ensure that the public gets the real story. Visit a dedicated webpage here, and if you see or hear any messaging that seems suspicious to you, report it to 800-923-8282 or It is imperative that we all be counted. It's important. It's easy. It's safe.


This is a City of Gaithersburg, Maryland announcement.


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Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

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Comment balloon 7 commentsRoy Kelley • February 05 2020 08:06PM



Thank you for sharing this with us.  It is amazing how scammers find their opportunity.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 6 months ago

That i a great reminder Roy, i have heard of them online but have not seen any yet. Once the census takers hit the ground, there may be a pick up in fraud.

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) 6 months ago

Hi Roy,

Good post to remind us all of the scammers out there messing with everything now a days.

Posted by Steve Higgins (RE/MAX Kelowna) 6 months ago

Hi Roy,  Thanks for the heads up on Census Scammers - it is difficult to spot them at times, and it seems they will use any means possible to get others information.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) 6 months ago

Hi Roy - while census scams seems a bit unbelievable, scams are evident in so many parts of life these days.  It's like a return to the Wild Wild West of yesteryear with snakeoil sales and shoot-outs at O K Corral updated for the 21st century.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 6 months ago

The scammers always seem to be one or two steps ahead of us with their shenanigans.  It's great that you are putting the word out!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 6 months ago

Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 6 months ago