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Our complaint system is currently down as of December 2, 2022. We apologize for the inconvenience. Department staff is available to assist with any questions at (800) 922-1594 (toll-free in SC) or 803-734-4200 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays. You can also email general questions to

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The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs ("SCDCA"/ "Department") is the state's consumer protection agency.  Established in 1974, SCDCA has more than forty years of experience in protecting South Carolina consumers while recognizing those businesses that act honestly and fairly. If you'd like to learn more about what we do, visit the "About Us" page.