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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

Tips and Tricks for Tackling Tax-Free Weekend

COLUMBIA, S.C. – You may be looking to save some money on back-to-school and other household needs by shopping during tax-free weekend August 2-4, 2019.

SCDCA Complaint Data Featured in National Report: Agency recovered/saved consumers over $2 million in 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The numbers are in. For the calendar year of 2018, South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) received 3,748 complaints and saved/refunded consumers $2,018,694.84.