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AG sets document destruction in nearby cities

By The Herald Staff | 2/26/2014

TOPEKA — The Kansas Attorney General’s Office is planning special events in early March to celebrate National Consumer Protection Week.

Several free document destruction events are set across the state, including sites in Emporia (11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 7 in the Dillons Parking Lot, 902 E. 12th Ave.) and Topeka (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 8 in the public library parking lot, 1515 SW 10th Ave.). Consumers are asked to limit their documents for destruction to three small bags or boxes.

“Protecting consumers is a year-round job for our office,” Derek Schmidt, Kansas attorney general, said. “Next week, we will place a particular focus on letting Kansans know how to protect themselves from scams and how our office can help if they’ve fallen victim.”

Securely shredding personal documents is an important step to preventing identity theft, Schmidt’s office said.

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