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National Consumer Protection Week 2024

National Consumer Protection Week

National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is a time to help people understand their consumer rights and avoid frauds and scams. The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is celebrating NCPW all month long with free shred events and webinars. The official week for NCPW is March 3-9, 2024.

Shred Events:

Get your file boxes ready! SCDCA is holding six free shred events throughout the month of March. Each shred event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. To shred your sensitive documents in a timely manner, the shred event is set up as a drive-through. Attendees are encouraged to stay in their vehicles and are limited to (3) three boxes (copy paper box or smaller) or (3) three bags (kitchen trash bag or smaller) per vehicle. There is no need to remove binder clips, paper clips, staples, rubber bands or CDs/DVDs prior to shredding.

Shred Event Time and Location
Date & Time Location
3/4/2024 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

North Charleston Coliseum, Parking Lot A 
5001 Coliseum Dr, North Charleston, SC 29418

3/5/2024 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Shandon Baptist Church, 
5250 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29206

3/11/2024 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church, 
3810 Robert M Grissom Pkwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

3/19/2024 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

1000 Cabelas Dr, Fort Mill, SC 29708

3/26/2022 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Herring Center at Furman University 
Greenville, SC 29617

3/29/2022 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

University of South Carolina Beaufort, Hilton Head Island Campus 
1 Sand Shark Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928


All webinars are free. To register, click the links below associated with the webinar you'd like to attend.

Date Topic
March 6 at 10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesday Webinar: My Information Has Been Breached, What Now?
March 7 at 10:30-11:15 a.m. Webinar: HOAs and the Law
March 13 at 10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesday Webinar: Take Charge! Be Battery Smart. (Presented With DHEC)
March 14 at 2:00-2:45 p.m. Webinar: Consumer Protection & Law Basics for Consumers
March 20 at 10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesday Webinar: Credit Reports and Scores Demystified
March 21 at 2:00-2:45 p.m. Webinar: State and Federal Privacy Laws for Businesses
March 27 at 10:30-11:15 a.m. Wednesday Webinar: Social Media Scams

For our full Google Calendar, click here.