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Recent News

Thu, 04/15/2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Buying a car can be one of the most expensive decisions a consumer will ever make. In celebration of Financial Literacy Month, the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs is…

Tue, 04/06/2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is highlighting the importance of financial literacy during National Financial Literacy Month. SCDCA is offering tips and…

Wed, 03/17/2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Scammers are waiting in the wings to take advantage of consumers looking for help from the American Rescue Plan. The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is…

Thu, 02/18/2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) and the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) are celebrating National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW),…

Wed, 02/17/2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) encourages consumers to take advantage of activities offered during National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), celebrated…

Thu, 02/04/2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – It’s a new year but scammers are still using the same old tactics to try and steal consumers’ information and money. This week is ID Theft Awareness Week and the South Carolina…

Tue, 02/02/2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA)…

Mon, 02/01/2021

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

Mon, 12/14/2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA), along with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and other federal, state, and local law enforcement partners today…

Wed, 12/09/2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA), is announcing a settlement with Nationstar Mortgage LLC, d/b/a Mr. Cooper, providing $850,000 for 1,082 South Carolina…

Mon, 11/30/2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Several savvy South Carolinians who received a check from the Santee Cooper Class Action Settlement called the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) wanting to…

Fri, 11/13/2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – It’s the most wonderful time of the year and scammers are out in full-force trying to take advantage of your holiday cheer. While it’s impossible to know every scam out there, the…