888-817-2153

888 area code: Toll-free
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    P. Merrill
    | 1 reply
    They said that they were from the census bureau and the number it came in on was 520 798-4152.  They requested a return call.  Sounded like someone from the Phillipines.
    • Caller: Census Bureau
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    G. Digby
    | 1 reply
    We were at first suspicious, but this # appears to be legit.  Websearched the phone # for the Census Bureau Hqtrs. in Indiana and they confirmed the 888#.   The headquarters lady explained it as a rolling census survey, and we didn't have to answer any questions we deemed too personal.  They asked a few questions about number of rooms in house, lot size, etc.  Nothing personal.  So if it's a scam, they're spending a lot of money to find out useless information.  Hey, wait... that PROVES it's the government.
    • Caller: Census Bureau
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    layne
    | 3 replies
    my friend got a phone call from 888-817-2153 said they were from the census bureau, sounds suspicous
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    Census Bureau Telephone Interviewer replies to layne
    | 2 replies
    It's a legit number I record it everyday. Recently received a long form that was not returned? Yup you'd hear from us.
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    If 888-817-2153 is a legit number, why it's not posted on the census.gov website?
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    For more information about American Committe Survey, you could visite the following website
    http://census.gov/acs/www/about_the_survey/respond_or_get_help/
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    cantrustany1
    Couldn't make out all of the message as it was jumbled except the # they gave to return the call to verify case #.
    • Caller: unknown
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    Eileen
    I just got home and a man left this nmber 888-817-2153 and gave a case number and said to please call back. I called for my mother and it said it could not go through due to network difficulties but all over the internet it says this number is a scam.
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    Dick
    I got this call from this number with a case number. Called and they said they were the Census Bureau. They asked if my phone number was xxxx. I said it wasn't and they wanted to know my number. I said you called me and left a msg. I told them they had the wrong person. They again wanted my number. I said if you had my case number then you should know who I am. They said they were the Fed Gov and needed some info. Again it sounded very strange so I didn't give any info and said goodby.
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    EBBIE
    If in doubt, check it out.  I did and found it was legit.  I called my regional Census Bureau.
    • Caller: US Census Bureau
    • Call type: Survey
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    jackstamm
    I've been pestered mecilessly by these calls. If they're legit, what's the real purpose. As someone commented, government can waste money faster than a drunk in whorehouse
    • Call type: Survey
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    joeblow
    We received a call from 888-817-2153 and they stated they were from the census bureau - on a Saturday!! When anyone in the government working on a saturday on a 3 day weekend. Most of my fellow government employees left Thursday night for this long weekend. We declined to give info and hung up and looked up the number here to find that it has been going since 2008? Gee the government is slower than I thought and the Census is every 10 years, the last one being 2010. So how is 2013 a census year?
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    DeJarno
    Just got a call from this number too. However, I live in Canada, and I am just travelling in the US for a few days now. If they are the US census bureau, why would they be calling Canadians...?
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    dustin
    They have been calling me everyday for over a week now. I have asked them several times to not call and they say they will stop, but they keep calling. How is this not harassment?
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    anon replies to G. Digby
    G Digby:  You are a scammer just like the phone numbers.  There is no gov agency that does business by phone... all done by US mail.  DO NOT answer your phone when you get these calls; otherwise, they know that they've hooked a REAL person.  Let all calls go to VM and they will eventually stop calling.  This is NOT the Census Bureau.
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    TL
    Who is this and why are they calling I don't thank they are the US Census Bureau
    • Caller: US Census Bureau
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    David
    I have gotten two voicemail from them on my home phone. They don't say who they are calling. Just that they want me(or any of the 3 other people in my house) to call them back with our case number. Also, just as more proof of it being a scam, they claimed to be part of the Justice Bureau in the messages they left me. Not going to call back, I would suggest everyone else do the same.
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    D H
    Received a call from this number stating "This is the United States Census Bureau and call 'this number', Refer to case #####". This was after I sent back the "required by law" questionnaire marked "This Is A Scam"
    • Caller: United States Census Bureau
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    Art replies to P. Merrill
    This is a legitimate Census Bureau Call.  In my instance my phone number is only a year old.  The address  where the phone number had been previously did not respond to the land mail forms.  This survey is important for local communities to be sure that they receive funds that are allocated from counties, states and the US governments.

    Phones are only used when there has not been a response to the land mail.  The Census bureau has addresses not names of person to sample.  So they cannot ask for a name when they call.

    If you get a call from this number  I suggest you note the case number and Google census.gov American community. Then call that number to help all levels of government operate efficiently and fairly.
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    Carrie Jenswold
    Case number 12239 might be 12237

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