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What to expect when census workers show up at your door

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KENNEWICK, Wash;--Some confusing emails have been sent out claiming to be from the Better Business Bureau and warning you about talking to census agents.

But in reality, there is nothing to be worried about if you are in fact talking with a legitimate census worker. The email warned against giving personal information, such as credit card and social security numbers, but Norma Miller of the Better Business Bureau says those are questions that wont be asked by the census agents, unless it is someone else trying to scam you.  

"They're not interested in that information. The information they want is whose living in the household, and they're going to ask names, age, occupation, do you own or rent, those types of things."

If you are worried about dealing with a census agent face to face, just fill out the question sheet that you will receive in the mail and send it back as soon as you're done. Census workers will only come to your home if you fail to fill out the questionnaire.