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As the Census Advances, So Does Potential for Fraud

May 22, 2010
Bruce Kennedy

As the U.S. Census Bureau works to compile information about households and businesses this year, swindlers are also working to get that information — and they are taking advantage of the census to do it. In spite of the warnings we’ve been hearing for more than a year now, it’s still happening.

And now that the census is moving into its second phase, in which hundreds of thousands of temporary workers travel door to door to follow up at addresses where residents didn’t respond to mailed-in questionnaires, the opportunities for fraud could grow.

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