KANSAS CITY, KAN. ---- Kansans safely disposed of more than 36 tons of personal documents during last week’s observance of National Consumer Protection Week, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today.
“Kansans clearly recognized the importance of safely destroying old personal documents to help prevent identity theft,” Schmidt said. “These documents have now been shredded and will be recycled – not used by an identity thief to steal personal information.”
More than 1,600 Kansans dropped off 72,015 pounds of documents at ten locations across the state. This year’s total bested last year’s record of 30 tons of documents.
The document destruction program was made possible through partnerships with Jayhawk File Express, Document Resources, Shred-It, Westar Energy, City of Bonner Springs, Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, Community State Bank, Saline County Sheriff’s Office, Riley County Police Department, Ford County Sheriff’s Office, Hays Home Depot, Pratt County Sheriff’s Office, Doug Reh Chevrolet, Kansas State Fair, Stormont-Vail HealthCare and the Better Business Bureau.
Kansas consumers can find more information about protecting themselves from identity theft and other scams at www.InYourCornerKansas.org.