Kan. AG Touts Consumer Protection Efforts

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) - Attorney General Steve Six is promoting his efforts to beef up his office's consumer protection activities.

He calls protecting consumers "our greatest focus."

Six was in Hutchinson on Thursday to speak to a group of law enforcement officials at the Kansas State Fair.

He has added a consumer training position to his office staff, he said, to work on consumer outreach full time.

The agency has also developed a "quick response team" to address complaints of financial abuse of the elderly. Six said that's a growing problem.

He said the office also has developed training for bank personnel and law enforcement, as well as placards for bank tellers, with tips and signs to catch financial abuse.
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Information from: The Hutchinson News, http://www.hutchnews.com

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