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Census 2021: Scam reminder for our communities - 12/03/2021

Ahead of Census Day (Sunday 21 March), Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Against Scams Partnership advised that it may be useful to know more about the Census to help prevent scams:

  • This is the first ‘digital Census’, with most people being asked to complete the census online (help is available for those who need it)
  • The Census team will not call households for information about their census, unless they have made an appointment with the Census Contact Centre, or they have raised a query or made a complaint. There will be no cold calls.
  • If people complete the census form online, there will be no home visits by Census Officers.
  • If people don’t complete their form, Census Officers may visit people’s homes to offer help to complete it. They will carry official identification cards with a photograph and the officer’s name. They will never ask to enter the property.
  • Census Officers will never ask for national insurance numbers, passwords, bank account details, or credit or debit card numbers.