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The Department is currently working at a limited capacity onsite. You can file a complaint and submit applications for licensing online.  Filings you do not wish to make, or that are not available, online should be submitted via mail for processing.  

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 scdca@scconsumer.gov.

For COVID-19 resources for businesses and consumers, visit the COVID-19 Resources page.

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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.      

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Don’t Get Caught in a Ho Ho Hoax for the Holidays!

COLUMBIA, S.C. – It’s the most wonderful time of the year and scammers are out in full-force trying to take advantage of your holiday cheer.

Is it a Trick or Treat? Scam Red Flags to Watch Out for to Avoid Getting Spooked.

COLUMBIA, S.C. – With spooky season coming to an end, the last thing the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) wants is for consumers to get tricked into falling for a fraudster.

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