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Census 2010: Be counted, not scammed

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The census is only months away. Leaders are trying to get the word out about how important it is for everyone to be counted. Albany and Dougherty County workers make up the local complete count committee. They stress that the census is important and safe, but they warn scam artists may pose as census workers to get personal information. Don't ever give our your social security or bank information to someone who says they are a census employee. A real census worker won't ask for that information. "There are 10 easy questions. You can go to the census website and see an example of the census form. 10 easy questions, none of which ask for your social security number." Dougherty County only had about 62-percent participation in the last census. Census committee members hope for 100-percent participation, but their goal is at least a 10-percentage point increase.

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