2016 News Releases

Kansans safely dispose of record-setting 50 tons of personal documents during National Consumer Protection Week

Release Date: Mar 21, 2016

TOPEKA – (March 21, 2016) – Kansans safely disposed of more than 50 tons of personal documents during National Consumer Protection Week, March 6-12, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today.

“Kansans clearly know it is important to safely destroy old personal documents to help prevent identity theft,” Schmidt said. “The documents dropped off have now been safely destroyed and are out of the reach of identity thieves.”

More than 2,100 Kansans dropped off 100,281 pounds of documents at 12 locations across the state. This year’s total far surpassed last year’s record of 36 tons of documents.

The document destruction program was made possible through partnerships with Document Resources, Jayhawk File Express, Westar Energy 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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