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Recent News

Wed, 02/28/2024

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A few days just isn’t enough to celebrate National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW)! NCPW is officially March 3-9, but the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is…

Tue, 02/27/2024

As a new tax season begins, the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) and the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) want to remind taxpayers to be vigilant against identity…

Fri, 02/16/2024

The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs joins the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and Palmetto Poison Center in promoting the safe use and recycling of…

Thu, 02/01/2024

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is releasing the 2024 Homeowners Association (HOA) Complaint Report. The…

Fri, 01/19/2024

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina veterans and other pensioners targeted by a high-interest loan scheme are now receiving their settlement checks. Nearly $725,000 in refunds are being issued to…

Thu, 12/14/2023

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) launched its Identity Theft Unit (“The Unit” / “IDTU”) in 2013 and is celebrating the anniversary with the release of its…

Tue, 12/05/2023

COLUMBIA, S.C. – December is Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month and the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) will recognize the month with several free webinars.

Tue, 11/21/2023

COLUMBIA, S.C. –Scammers flood social media during the holidays as they try to entice shoppers to hand over cash and personal information. According to the…

Mon, 11/20/2023

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Carri Grube Lybarker, Administrator of the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs, announces the appointment of Scott Cooke as Communications Director.

Cooke will…

Fri, 10/27/2023

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The three major national credit reporting agencies – Equifax, Experian and Transunion – have permanently extended a program that lets consumers check their credit report once a…

Mon, 10/02/2023

 

COLUMBIA, S.C. – When a business or organization experiences a security breach of a certain size,…

Tue, 08/29/2023

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is urging consumers to prepare as Hurricane Idalia approaches. There are steps you can take to reduce the stress caused…