2012 News Releases

Attorney General Schmidt announces National Consumer Protection Week events

Release Date: Feb 29, 2012

TOPEKA – (February 29, 2012) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today announced his office will commemorate National Consumer Protection Week, March 4-10 by providing consumers opportunities to fight identity theft by destroying personal documents.

“Protecting consumers is a primary responsibility of our office,” Schmidt said. “By helping consumers safely destroy documents containing personal information, we are preventing that information from falling into the hands of a scam artist or identity thief. Consumers across the state are invited to take advantage of this opportunity.”

Free document destruction services will be available at five locations over the course of the week, courtesy of Jayhawk File Express, Meritrust Credit Union, Capital City Bank and Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. Documents can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to noon at the following locations:

Monday, March 5

Wichita
Meritrust Credit Union
11737 E. 21st St. N.

Tuesday, March 6

Salina
Salina Public Library
301 W. Elm St.

Wednesday, March 7

Garden City
Finney County Public Library
605 E. Walnut St.

Thursday, March 8

Topeka
Capital City Bank
3710 S.W. Topeka Blvd.

Friday, March 9

Pittsburg
Pittsburg Public Library
308 N. Walnut St.

Consumers at the Wichita, Salina, Garden City and Pittsburg locations are asked to limit their documents to three small bags or boxes.

For more information on these events, visit www.ag.ks.gov.

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