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National Census Day Action Fraud advice

Alert message sent 17/03/2021 08:14:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary


As most people may be aware, National Census Day is on the 21 March.

As part of this, households across the UK are currently receiving letters which include an unique 16-digit code to access the census online.

Criminals may try to use this as an opportunity to send out phishing emails or texts. Below is advice from our Action Fraud partners:

* You will only be contacted about the census via letter - never email, text or phone.
* When filling out the census you will be asked for personal details such as your date of birth, your occupation and where you live. You will never be asked to provided your national insurance numbers or financial details.

For information about the census, please visit: https://census.gov.uk/

Advice on keeping yourself safe from scams can be found here: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/fa/fraud/personal-fraud/prevent-personal-fraud/
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Graeme Barbour (Police, Digital Communications Manager, Hampshire)
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