The census is a national survey carried out every 10 years to gather information about the population to help inform national and local policy.
The questionnaire focuses on topics including religion, education, ethnicity and health.
Brits have a legal obligation to fill it out, with the deadline now over and Census day passed on March 21, 2020.
Scammers are still trying to cash in on the confusion by posing as officials and demanding money for fines.
With texts, emails, calls and even reports of fraudsters turning up at people’s homes in person.
Similar to the Royal Mail scam that saw reports of people falling for over the last few months and losing thousands of pounds.
Text messages from a mobile number claiming “There is missing information from your CENSUS” the warning of a £1,000 fine has been sent with fake website links attached.
Confirm to Londra Gazete that the text and any text message similar to this is fake Office for National Statistics said: “You will never be issued with a fine by text message, on social media or by email. Our Cyber Intelligence team is scouring the web for phishing sites and taking them down. If you find a site that looks suspicious or receive text messages with links to sites asking for money related to the census, do not engage with them. Report them to the Census 2021 Contact Centre by ringing 0800 141 2021 in England and 0800 169 2021 in Wales.”