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ID Theft

Avoid. Detect. Recover.

Identity theft can happen to anyone. The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs' Identity Theft Unit ("the Unit") aims to inform consumers about the steps they can take to protect themselves from identity theft, how to spot if they are a victim and provide tailored remediation and guidance to identity theft victims. Think someone is using your personal information to commit identity theft, submit an ID Theft Intake Form (PDF). Looking for the Unit to come to your community? Request a presentation (PDF).

Find the most up to date resources at your disposal for avoiding, detecting and recovering from identity theft below. Whether you are a victim of identity theft or want to be a savvier consumer, this is the place to be.

Worried about Identity Theft?


Worried About Child Identity Theft?


Worried About Elder Fraud and Identity Theft?


Was Your Information Lost or Stolen?


Are You a Victim of Identity Theft?


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