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Kansans safely dispose of more than 38 tons of personal documents during National Consumer Protection Week

Release Date: Mar 13, 2020

NOTE: The totals below have been updated to reflect a revised count received by the attorney general's office from Underground Vault and Storage on March 16.

TOPEKA – (March 13, 2020) – Kansans safely disposed of more than 38 tons of personal documents during 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 1,600 Kansans dropped off approximately 77,000 pounds of documents at ten locations across the state during National Consumer Protection Week, March 2-7.

The document destruction program was made possible through partnerships with Underground Vaults and Storage, Heartland Credit Union in Hutchinson and Evergy.

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

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