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Protecting Consumers from
 Inequities in the Marketplace

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The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (“DCA”/ “Department”) is the state’s consumer protection agency.  Established in 1974, DCA has more than forty years of experience in protecting South Carolina consumers while recognizing those businesses that act honestly and fairly. The Department accomplishes its mission by: 1.) acting as an effective regulator, 2.) providing complaint mediation services that are unmatched at both state and federal levels,  3.) saving millions for both consumers and small businesses through insurance rate filing intervention, 4.) serving as an educational portal for consumers and businesses alike, and 5) informing the public on effective ways of preventing and mitigating identity theft situations.

 

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Recent News

National Consumer Protection Week 2019: Shred Days, Webinars and More!

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Get your file boxes ready, because the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is celebrating National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) from March 4-9, 2019 with a series of statewide shred days.

Fight Tax ID Theft: Tips to Protect Your Refund

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is urging consumers to guard against tax-time identity theft.

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