Ditch the Pitch
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people every year. They often combine sophisticated technology with age-old tricks to get people to send money or give out personal information. They add new twists to old schemes and pressure people to make important decisions on the spot. One thing that never changes: they follow Headlines—and the money.
"Ditch the Pitch: A Guide for Guarding Against Scams" is meant to help you get ahead of the fraudsters. Education has always been a large part of the SCDCA's mission. We get that navigating the ever-changing marketplace can be overwhelming. With the rapid development of technology, scammers are more active (and more successful) than ever. This is why SCDCA created this guide; the best part is all education SCDCA provides is completely free!
Scholarship & Financial Aid Scams (PDF) - Learn how to avoid getting scammed when getting ready to further your education.