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AG Schmidt to provide document destruction, presentations for National Consumer Protection Week

TOPEKA – (February 24, 2014) – The Attorney General’s Office will celebrate National Consumer Protection Week next week with events throughout the state, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.

“Protecting consumers is a year-round job for our office,” Schmidt said. “Next week, we will place a particular focus on letting Kansans know how to protect themselves from scams and how our office can help if they’ve fallen victim.”

The office will sponsor free document destruction at nine locations throughout the state. Securely shredding personal documents is an important step to preventing identity theft. In addition, Schmidt will present information on staying safe from scams to the Hutchinson Rotary Club and Minneola Senior Center.

The schedule of events for the week is as follows:

Monday, March 3

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Hutchinson – Free Document Destruction
Dillons Parking Lot, 1321 N. Main St.

 

Noon

Hutchinson – Consumer Protection Presentation
Rotary Club, Ramada Inn Convention Center, 1400 N. Lorraine St.

 

4 – 6 p.m.

Salina – Free Document Destruction
Dillons Parking Lot, 1201 W. Crawford St.

Tuesday, March 4

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Derby – Free Document Destruction
Dillons Parking Lot, 1624 N. Rock Rd.

 

11:45 a.m.

Minneola – Consumer Protection Presentation
Senior Center, 130 Main St.

 

4 – 6 p.m.

Wichita – Free Document Destruction
Dillons Parking Lot, 10222 W. 21st St. N.

Wednesday, March 5

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Independence – Free Document Destruction
Community National Bank, 125 N. Penn Ave.

 

4 – 6 p.m.

Parsons – Free Document Destruction
Community National Bank, 330 N. 16th St.

Thursday, March 6

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Leavenworth – Free Document Destruction
Dillons Parking Lot, 720 Eisenhower Rd.

Friday, March 7

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Emporia – Free Document Destruction
Dillons Parking Lot, 902 E. 12th Ave.

Saturday, March 8

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Topeka – Free Document Destruction
Public Library Parking Lot, 1515 SW 10th Ave.

 

Consumers are asked to limit their documents for destruction to three small bags or boxes.

For more information, visit www.InYourCornerKansas.org or call 1-800-432-2310.