Is 812-218-3144 really the Census Bureau, or did I give all sorts of personal info to a phisher?
A few weeks back I got a long survey purporting to be from the Census Bureau. Looked legit, so I filled it out with all sorts of info about myself, including my Social Security number, and basically nothing about my roommate.
This week I've gotten two messages from 812-218-3144, claiming it's the Census Bureau and they need more info.
I can't find any verification that that number is actually the Census Bureau. All I find is people complaining about their calls, some people saying it's a scam, phishing, etc. and others saying it's the Census Bureau, but no one really providing any proof one way or the other.
I've googled 812-218-3144 site:.gov
and didn't find anything. I've tried reverse lookups, ReferenceUSA, a few other things--really nothing definitive turning up except that it's definitely a number in Indiana and is probably Jeffersonville.
At this Census Bureau page
the Census Bureau does claim that some surveys are conducted over the phone.
I feel like I should know how to find this info for myself but I haven't been able to. Basically right now I'm just wondering if I should call my credit card company immediately, or if it needs called at all. I have checked recent transactions and those are all okay, at least so far.