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You can file a complaint and submit applications for licensing online. Filings you do not wish to make, or that are not available, online can be submitted via mail for processing.

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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.      

Recent News

Scammers are Acting like SCDCA to Get Your Info

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A key red flag of a scam is when someone pretends to be from a well-known organization such as federal or state agencies, law enforcement or businesses.

Protect your refund this tax season

What you need to know:
  • Tax refund fraud is when someone uses your personal information to file a false tax return and steal your refund.
  • The SCDOR has several processes to fight tax fra