From: APDUmem-bounces(a)apdu.org [mailto:APDUmememail@example.com]On Behalf Of Patty Becker
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2005 7:55 AM
To: "SEMCC Members"; APDUMEM(a)apdu.org; iasst-l(a)columbia.edu
Subject: [APDU] Fwd: BOGUS CENSUS SURVEY
This seems like something that everyone needs to know about. Of course, none of us open
spam messages, but....
From TerriAnn Lowenthal:
Officials at Census Bureau headquarters have asked me to alert stakeholders to a phony
survey making the rounds, that misappropriates the U.S. Census Bureau's name, logo,
and home page. The fake survey was discovered by Bureau staff in the Charlotte Regional
Office. It contains questions about the Iraq war and offers $5.00 for completing the
survey; when recipients click on the link, they are asked for bank account numbers.
We wanted you to know about this problem in case you receive any inquiries from your
constituencies. Obviously, the Census Bureau will refer this case to appropriate law
A "cut and paste" copy of the "survey" is below my signature, for your
Terri Ann Lowenthal
Legislative & Policy Consultant
1250 4th St., SW
Washington, DC 20024
Operation Iraqi Freedom 2005 Survey - $5 Instant Cash Reward
The U.S. Census Bureau in association with participating banks will
instantly credit $5 to your account -
Just for taking part in our quick & easy 5 question survey!
Why do we care?
Iraq has endured decades of collapsing hopes and accumulating tragedy. It
is numbing to consider the waste of so much human and resource potential.
Saddam's ambitions conflicted with the region and the international
community. True to his name, he too often chose confrontation over
cooperation. Ultimately these decisions led to total collapse.
In March 2003 the United States along with an international collation
struck the final blow on Saddam's tyranny with Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Two years later questions about weather or not America should have been
involved in Iraq in the first place have echoed through the political and
media scene all over the world.
Giving answers to these questions the U.S. Census Bureau with help from
participating Equal Housing Lender partner banks has decided to
contribute in setting up the means to reward participates for taking part
in such a survey.
Now we can really find out America really thinks.
How do I know if my bank is a Equal Housing Lender partner?
Usually at the bottom of your bank's web page you will see you will see a
small icon like this (Embedded image moved to file: pic31056.gif)with
Equal Housing Lender Partner details.
If you do not see this on your bank's web page please contact your bank
for further assistance.
Where do we get the money to credit you?
Federal Fair Housing Act
UNDER THE FEDERAL FAIR HOUSING ACT, IT IS ILLEGAL, ON THE BASIS OF RACE,
COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, SEX, HANDICAP, OR FAMILIAL STATUS
(HAVING CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 18), TO:
Deny a loan for the purpose of purchasing, constructing, improving,
repairing, or maintaining a dwelling, or deny any loan secured by a
Discriminate in fixing the amount, interest rate, duration,
application procedures or other terms or conditions of such a loan,
or in appraising property.
Each year a small percentage of businesses fail to comply with this act,
as a result they get severally penalized. Compensation is then allocated
to Government Departments to be used on national projects.
The United States Census Bureau receives a portion of these funds.
Please spare a moment of your time in telling America what YOU really
To continue click on the link below;
(Embedded image moved to file: pic27606.gif)American Community Survey
Patricia C. (Patty) Becker 248/354-6520
APB Associates/SEMCC FAX 248/354-6645
28300 Franklin Road Home 248/355-2428
Southfield, MI 48034 pbecker(a)umich.edu
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