Attorney general offers free document destruction, consumer education seminar

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Attorney General’s Office will mark National Consumer Protection Week, March 5-11, with free document destruction events and consumer education presentations throughout the state, with one event scheduled at Lyndon on 9-9:45 a.m. March 9.

“Our office works hard year-round to protect consumers,” Attorney General Derek 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 10 locations throughout the state. Securely shredding personal documents is an important step toward preventing identity theft.

Schmidt will also present consumer education seminars in four communities, including the Lyndon seminar, which will be 9-9:45 a.m. March 9, in the commissioners’ room at the Osage County Courthouse.

The presentations will include tips for avoiding scams and rip-offs.

Consumers are asked to limit 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, see www.InYourCornerKansas.org or call 1-800-432-2310.

Information thanks to the Kansas Attorney General’s Office.


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