2019 News Releases

Kansans safely dispose of 22 tons of personal documents during National Consumer Protection Week

Release Date: Apr 24, 2019

TOPEKA – (April 24, 2018) – Kansans safely disposed of 22 tons of personal documents during last month’s observance of National Consumer Protection Week, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today.

“The outstanding turnout at our free document destruction events shows that Kansans recognize the importance of keeping their personal information secure,” Schmidt said. “The documents dropped off have now been safely destroyed and are out of the reach of identity thieves."

More than 1,000 Kansans dropped off approximately 44,000 pounds of documents at eight locations across the state. Seven of those events were held during National Consumer Protection Week, March 3-9. The event in Salina was rescheduled and held on March 29 due to inclement weather conditions.

The document destruction program was made possible through partnerships with Underground Vaults and Storage, Iron Mountain and the Better Business Bureau.

Kansas consumers can find more information about protecting themselves from identity theft and other scams at www.InYourCornerKansas.org.

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