TULSA, Okla. — Most scammers use confusion to prey on their targets, and there’s plenty of uncertainty when it comes to census surveys, which the feds require us to fill out.
Many folks are used to answering the federal census once every ten years, but the feds also require a few folks to answer more questions every month to get fresh information between those main census surveys.
The process confuses some, and that’s when scammers pounce.
Charles, an older man, contacted the 2 News Oklahoma Problem Solvers wanting to warn others about those scams.
“A person came to our door, saying he was with the census bureau,” Charles says.
“It caught me by surprise, and I had already given him some of our information before I because suspicious and closed the door.”
The census bureau says Charles did the right thing by closing the door on that scam.
The bureau says census schemes are making the rounds more often.
Crooks may knock on your door, give you a call, or send…