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Recent News

Thu, 12/01/2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. — December is Identity Theft Awareness Month and the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) urges consumers to stay on guard.  ID theft is costly and affects many in…

Tue, 11/29/2022

What you nee​d to know:

  • Research charities before donating. The …

Wed, 11/16/2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina utilities have joined with the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) and the Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) for Utility Scam Awareness Day (…

Mon, 10/03/2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Cybersecurity can be intimidating. Have no fear! The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is here to teach you how to protect your information online during…

Thu, 09/29/2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is urging consumers to prepare as Hurricane Ian approaches. Whether you are in an evacuation zone or not, there are steps…

Mon, 09/26/2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Scammers make it their full-time job to try to steal your information and money. At the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA), it is our mission to teach consumers…

Wed, 09/21/2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requested comments on a proposed rule that would “eliminate the tricks and…

Thu, 09/08/2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Scammers follow the headlines and the news on student loan forgiveness is no different. Scammers have already started making phony calls offering deals or giving fake information…

Wed, 08/17/2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Have you seen a price for a car in an advertisement, only to get to the dealer and the price is completely different? That’s illegal. The South Carolina…

Mon, 08/08/2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The numbers are in. For the calendar year of 2021, the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) received 3,977 complaints and saved/refunded…

Tue, 08/02/2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Consumers may be thinking about back-to-school shopping as summer ends and the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) wants to make sure you get your money’s worth…

Thu, 06/09/2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Buying a car can be one of the most expensive decisions a consumer will ever make. From financing to fees, the process can be overwhelming. The South Carolina Department of…