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Census Madness!!! American Community Survey - are they bugging you? Advice?

 
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Ugh - the "census" lady came by today and tried to get me to take the American Community Survey.

I told her that I already answered the census (I put "2" and mailed it back; that's probably why they are here) and was not interested in any more surveys and closed the door. As I was closing the door she was lying that this was not the census, it was a "survey from the House of Representatives". I said "No, thanks. I'm all set."

She put a bunch of papers in my door. One identified the survey as the American Community Survey, which I suspected. Another paper, highlighted with pink, contained the "U S Census Code - Title 13 -- Ch 7 Offenses and Penalties" and all of that intimidating mumbo-jumbo basically saying that it is against the law not to answer the census (I already did; she admitted this wasn't the census) and another small paper that says she is "obliged to return until contact is made". She already made contact, duh, but I get the feeling that she is going to be bugging me!!!

So they are lying and intimidating people into filling out these forms! Definitely not filling out any forms for these data-mining dirtbags.

So, tell me GLPers how did you get rid of them? Are they still bugging you? Any advice?

Thanks, in advance :)

~GG

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I told the guy to fuck off and he never came back again
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I told the guy to fuck off and he never came back again
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and as he left he put a red sticker on your mailbox
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I told the guy to fuck off and he never came back again
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Well, that gives me hope. I hate to be bugged by the gov't minions. I've heard about some pretty tenacious "census" workers. Everything in my attitude and body language gave no indication that I would change my mind so hopefully she won't be back.
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I told the guy to fuck off and he never came back again
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1322804


and as he left he put a red sticker on your mailbox
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Haha! I have to admit I did check the mailbox - no sticker :)
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Wow - am I the one GLPer who was visited for the ACS lately??? Feel so special :)
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Okay - since I posted this they have written me another threatening ("or you will be fined") letter and came back again today. I told the lady she needed to leave and not come back and she was almost laughing saying that they are just going to keep harassing me until I fill it out. Ugh ... any advice on how to get rid of this bitch?
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I can't believe you guys are filling these out ...
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mine is still unopened and they sent me a pre and post post card that it was coming and came.
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mine is still unopened and they sent me a pre and post post card that it was coming and came.
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Wow - I never got the ACS itself (or maybe I did and tossed it) but I had the census taker come twice and looks like she will be coming once a week or so. I guess I will start not answering the door next but it really unnerves me to have gov't minions banging on my door.
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Comedian said on another thread about this ACS 'They sent me one but I didn't get it; then they sent me another one but I didn't get that one either'.
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Comedian said on another thread about this ACS 'They sent me one but I didn't get it; then they sent me another one but I didn't get that one either'.
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 Quoting: Meow...


Yes, I wish they would just mail them instead of showing up at my door. I told my husband I want to put a gate up across the front of our place with "No Tresspassing" signs.
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Comedian said on another thread about this ACS 'They sent me one but I didn't get it; then they sent me another one but I didn't get that one either'.
PRICELESS !!!toungecool2
 Quoting: Meow...


Yes, I wish they would just mail them instead of showing up at my door. I told my husband I want to put a gate up across the front of our place with "No Tresspassing" signs.
 Quoting: Girl Genius


I have a gate.

The gate has a sign that says
"If you can read this, our snipers can drop you".

We don't get bothered.
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You are getting what you deserve for answering the first one (census). They have you targeted now, if you give the worker a hard time YOU WILL BE ON THE RED LIST!!!!! aren't you glad you cooperated?
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Comedian said on another thread about this ACS 'They sent me one but I didn't get it; then they sent me another one but I didn't get that one either'.
PRICELESS !!!toungecool2
 Quoting: Meow...


Yes, I wish they would just mail them instead of showing up at my door. I told my husband I want to put a gate up across the front of our place with "No Tresspassing" signs.
 Quoting: Girl Genius


I have a gate.

The gate has a sign that says
"If you can read this, our snipers can drop you".

We don't get bothered.
 Quoting: Comedian


LOL, I would do that but I try to keep a low profile (although my Ron Paul sign is still prominently displayed on my front deck). "No Tresspassing" will have to suffice. I almost grabbed the lady's arm to turn her around and escort her out. I'd better just stay in the house next time and see how that goes.
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You are getting what you deserve for answering the first one (census). They have you targeted now, if you give the worker a hard time YOU WILL BE ON THE RED LIST!!!!! aren't you glad you cooperated?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1333777


I only put "2" on the entire form - that is all I wrote. I think that is why they are coming back. I don't think it's random.
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Tell them you're just house sitting and the owners are taking care of a sick relative in another state for a few months.
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Sorry this is happening to you, OP. Wow. Creepy!

I did my regular one, and moved since then, so I hope I don't get harassed. I hope someone here has an answer for ya!
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Okay - since I posted this they have written me another threatening ("or you will be fined") letter and came back again today. I told the lady she needed to leave and not come back and she was almost laughing saying that they are just going to keep harassing me until I fill it out. Ugh ... any advice on how to get rid of this bitch?
 Quoting: Girl Genius


Don't answer the door.
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The ACS is a waste of time and money for all involved. All of the information that they want answered in that stupid survey they already have.

How many bedrooms in your home? Contact the county lazy asses all that info is on file there.

Annual income? Contact the IRS

So on and so forth. You can be fined for not filling this shit out too.
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Ugh - the "census" lady came by today and tried to get me to take the American Community Survey.

I told her that I already answered the census (I put "2" and mailed it back; that's probably why they are here) and was not interested in any more surveys and closed the door. As I was closing the door she was lying that this was not the census, it was a "survey from the House of Representatives". I said "No, thanks. I'm all set."

She put a bunch of papers in my door. One identified the survey as the American Community Survey, which I suspected. Another paper, highlighted with pink, contained the "U S Census Code - Title 13 -- Ch 7 Offenses and Penalties" and all of that intimidating mumbo-jumbo basically saying that it is against the law not to answer the census (I already did; she admitted this wasn't the census) and another small paper that says she is "obliged to return until contact is made". She already made contact, duh, but I get the feeling that she is going to be bugging me!!!

So they are lying and intimidating people into filling out these forms! Definitely not filling out any forms for these data-mining dirtbags.

So, tell me GLPers how did you get rid of them? Are they still bugging you? Any advice?

Thanks, in advance :)

~GG
 Quoting: Girl Genius



The Queen is getting freaked out over the drop in revenue, so our Census folk are stepping up the collection process so they can begin the COLLECTION process.
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Comedian said on another thread about this ACS 'They sent me one but I didn't get it; then they sent me another one but I didn't get that one either'.
PRICELESS !!!toungecool2
 Quoting: Meow...


Yes, I wish they would just mail them instead of showing up at my door. I told my husband I want to put a gate up across the front of our place with "No Tresspassing" signs.
 Quoting: Girl Genius


I have a gate.

The gate has a sign that says
"If you can read this, our snipers can drop you".

We don't get bothered.
 Quoting: Comedian


Roflmao

Comedian.....thats friggin priceless. Our one neighbor on the volunteer fire dept. has a sign in his window that says "This home guarded by shotgun 3 nights per week. You guess which 3!"

When we were having troubles with one of my cousin's exs....I drew a chalk outline outside the front door and put his name in it. He came, I answered the door and instructed him to look down. He never did come back after that.
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Sorry this is happening to you, OP. Wow. Creepy!

I did my regular one, and moved since then, so I hope I don't get harassed. I hope someone here has an answer for ya!
 Quoting: cRoSS FiRe


Yeah - she was aggressive and laughing. Ugh. I told her she needed to get off my property and if she insisted on coming back, I'd call the police. She laughed and said "Go ahead. They know we're here." and didn't move. That was when I almost put my hand on her arm and escorted her off. But I realized she was trying to goad me and walked inside.
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Okay - since I posted this they have written me another threatening ("or you will be fined") letter and came back again today. I told the lady she needed to leave and not come back and she was almost laughing saying that they are just going to keep harassing me until I fill it out. Ugh ... any advice on how to get rid of this bitch?
 Quoting: Girl Genius


Don't answer the door.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1138565


Yes. I just don't like anyone we don't know coming up to the door of the house. I usually go outside and head them off and turn them around before they get to far up the driveway. Frankly, I am trying to keep them away from my husband who is a pushover for stuff like this. If she bangs on the door for any length of time, I'm afraid he will answer it. That's why I want to put a gate up.
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ASK her to SHOW her permit to solicit, whatever she is doing she has to have a permit.

CALL THE POLICE or tell her you are to report a nuisance.

That is what I have been told to do.
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Tell them that you will not be participating in their survey, and that if they have a problem with it, that they can speak with your attorney. They have no legal standing and they know it.
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Sorry this is happening to you, OP. Wow. Creepy!

I did my regular one, and moved since then, so I hope I don't get harassed. I hope someone here has an answer for ya!
 Quoting: cRoSS FiRe


Yeah - she was aggressive and laughing. Ugh. I told her she needed to get off my property and if she insisted on coming back, I'd call the police. She laughed and said "Go ahead. They know we're here." and didn't move. That was when I almost put my hand on her arm and escorted her off. But I realized she was trying to goad me and walked inside.
 Quoting: Girl Genius


Yah that laughing part would have made my fingernails grow into claws too.
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You are getting what you deserve for answering the first one (census). They have you targeted now, if you give the worker a hard time YOU WILL BE ON THE RED LIST!!!!! aren't you glad you cooperated?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1333777


I only put "2" on the entire form - that is all I wrote. I think that is why they are coming back. I don't think it's random.
 Quoting: Girl Genius


I did that as well and put a copy of the law concerning what the census is supposed to be for that I had downloaded from an activist website in the envelope and mailed it all back. Then I moved!
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How odd...
Have you told her flat out that you don't want to/will not participate in the survey?

I say go ahead & call the cops, if she comes back, and don't explain in detail on the phone when you do.
Don't say 'There's a creepy census worker bugging me'
Just say 'there's a total stranger harassing me at my home, she won't leave altho I've told her repeatedly to go! I don't know her, and I feel very threatened!' Give your address, then hang up. If 911 calls back (they likely will) do not answer it. A car will be at your drive within moments. Turn the ringer down after you call 911 so you can honestly say "Oh sorry - ringer was off!" when they complain about calling you back & you not answering.

Fight fire with fire...that bitch has no right to infringe on your peaceful existence. Even the gov't wouldn't say that she has. She's just playin' you. Don't let her get away with it again.

Good luck. hf
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where is that sheet Omega used to hand out to all visiting public servants ??

that would fix em
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she was almost laughing saying that they are just going to keep harassing me until I fill it out. Ugh ... any advice on how to get rid of this bitch?
 Quoting: Girl Genius


Is she admitting guilt here?
I wonder if there are incentives which are now creating dangerous circumstances, such as but not limited to harassment.
This is not legal advice, but sounds like a creepy and dangerous PERSON to me.
Did you catch that PERSON's name?

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