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

Dale Carter over at 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.

Tim Colling
Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to and to as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.

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