If you are visited by someone from the U.S. Census Bureau, here are some tips to assure the validity of the field representative:
Census takers must present an ID badge that includes a photograph of the field representative, a Department of Commerce watermark, and expiration date.
Note that census workers may be carrying a Census Bureau phone or a laptop as well as a bag with a Census Bureau logo.
If you still have questions, call 800-923-8282 to speak with a local Census Bureau representative. You can also search for an agent's name in the Census Bureau's online staff directory.