Want a Census Job? Don’t Get Swindled

Washington, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–April 2, 2010.  The U.S. Census Bureau is filling thousands of temporary, part-time jobs as 2010 Census takers. But job seekers should steer clear of anyone who tells them they need to pay in order to get information on how to apply for work on the Census, or any federal job.  No one can “guarantee” a federal job in exchange for a fee.

In a new consumer publication, 2010 Census Job Scams, the FTC provides detailed information about applying to become a U.S. Census taker, and it tells consumers how to access all federal job announcements.  To learn more, go to

The Federal Trade Commission works for consumers to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices and to provide information to help spot, stop, and avoid them.  To file a complaint in English or Spanish, visit the FTC s online Complaint Assistant or call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357).  The FTC enters complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to more than 1,800 civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.