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AG Schmidt to provide free document destruction, consumer education for National Consumer Protection Week

Release Date: Feb 29, 2016

TOPEKA – (February 29, 2016) – The Attorney General’s Office will mark National Consumer Protection Week, March 6-12, with free document destruction events and consumer education presentations throughout the state, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.

“Our office works hard year-round to protect consumers,” Schmidt said. “Next week, we will place a particular focus on helping Kansans protect themselves from identity theft and stay safe from scams.”

The office will sponsor free document destruction at 12 locations throughout the state. Securely shredding personal documents is an important step toward preventing identity theft.

Schmidt will also present consumer education seminars at public libraries in six communities. The presentations will include tips for avoiding scams and rip-offs.

The schedule of events for the week is as follows:

Monday, March 7

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Atchison – Free Document Destruction
Benedictine College, 2nd Street and Harper Drive





4 – 6 p.m.

Leavenworth – Free Document Destruction
Home Depot, 5000 S. 4th St.




Tuesday, March 8

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Arkansas City – Free Document Destruction
Wilson Park, West Birch Avenue and North 2nd Street





11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Lawrence – Free Document Destruction
Douglas County Fairgrounds, 1930 Harper St.





3 – 3:45 p.m.

Eskridge – Consumer Protection Seminar
Public Library, 115 S. Main St.





4 – 6 p.m.

Emporia – Free Document Destruction
Lyon County Fairgrounds, 2700 W. Hwy. 50




Wednesday, March 9

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Salina – Free Document Destruction
Bicentennial Center, 701 Kenwood Park Dr.





1:30 – 2:15 p.m.

Minneapolis – Consumer Protection Seminar
Public Library, 519 Delia Ave.






4 – 6 p.m.

Manhattan – Free Document Destruction
CiCo Park, Candlewood Dr. and Kimball Ave.




Thursday, March 10

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Council Grove – Consumer Protection Seminar
Public Library, 829 W. Main St.





Noon – 2 p.m.

Hutchinson – Free Document Destruction
Kansas State Fairgrounds, Gate 5 – State Fair Road





3:00 – 3:45 p.m.

Peabody – Consumer Protection Seminar
Public Library, 214 N. Walnut St.





4 – 6 p.m.

Newton Free Document Destruction
Chisholm Trail Center, 601 SE 36th St.




Friday, March 11

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Quinter – Consumer Protection Seminar
Jay Johnson Public Library, 411 Main St.





11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Colby – Free Document Destruction
Colby/Thomas Co. Chamber of Commerce, 350 S. Range Ave.





2:30 – 3:15 p.m.

Hill City – Consumer Protection Seminar
Graham County Public Library, 414 N. West St.





4 – 6 p.m.

Hays – Free Document Destruction
Home Depot, 1310 E. 41st St.




Saturday, March 12

9 a.m. – Noon

Topeka – Free Document Destruction
Judicial Center, 301 SW 10th Ave. – Enter off of 12th Street.


Consumers are asked to limit their documents for destruction to three small bags or boxes. Shredding will be done onsite, except the Topeka location, where documents will be securely transported to the shredding facility.

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

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