How Can I Protect My Parent Against Census-Related Fraud Schemes?

Dale Carter over at www.transitionagingparents.com has posted an excellent article about protecting Seniors from scams based on the upcoming U.S. Census.  She says:

“The best way to protect your aging parents against Census-related scams is to educate them about the census.  Also, encourage them to complete and return the 10 question form as soon as they receive it in the mail, certainly no later than April 1st.  The homes that have not returned the form by April 1st will receive an in-person visit by a census taker.”

Dale’s point is that there is no reason for a Census worker (or a con man posing as one) to come to your parents’ home if they return the census form in a timely fashion.

For more information, read the entire article at Transition Aging Parents.

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Originally posted 2010-03-07 05:56:56.