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Old 03-20-2020, 01:09 AM
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Is this a census scam?


I got a letter that appears to be from the census. It gives me an ID number and tells me to go online to fill out my census information by April 1.

But the online address it uses is my2020census.gov and I checked online and the official census site is 2020census.gov.

I tried checking online to see if the my2020census site is a known scam and I found several sites that assured me it's legit. But quite frankly, those sites look more questionable than the letter I received. And it seems to me that if some organization was able to set up one site for an online phishing scam, it would have no problem setting up a few other fake sites to tell people it was legit.

So is this a legitimate alternative site that the government set up for some obscure reason? Or is it a scam?
 

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