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Hutchinson consumers safely destroy 2 tons of personal documents

TOPEKA – (April 4, 2014) – Hutchinson consumers safely disposed of more than 2 tons of personal documents during last week’s free document destruction event, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.

Nearly 150 consumers dropped off 4,880 pounds of documents during the event, held last Monday at the Kansas State Fairgrounds. In total, 1,600 Kansas consumers disposed of more than 30 tons of documents during the nine events held across the state in honor of National Consumer Protection Week.

“Kansas consumers clearly recognized the importance of securely disposing of documents containing personal information,” Schmidt said. “As a result, these documents have been safely shredded and recycled and are no longer at risk of falling into the hands of identity thieves.”

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