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You can file a complaint and submit applications for licensing online. Filings you do not wish to make, or that are not available, online can be submitted via mail for processing.  

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 scdca@scconsumer.gov.

Recent News

Fri, 05/27/2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Temperatures are on the rise and scammers aren’t planning on taking any vacations this summer. Fraudsters always follow the headlines, which means some of the scams popping up are…

Tue, 03/01/2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Get your file boxes and digital devices ready because the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is celebrating National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) and it's…

Thu, 02/24/2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. - After receiving consumer tips, investigating complaints and conducting standard compliance reviews related to motor vehicle dealers, the South Carolina Department of Consumer…

Wed, 01/19/2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The W-2 tax form deadline is January 31, 2022 so scammers know that tax time is around the corner. The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) and the South Carolina…

Fri, 01/14/2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The news is filled with stories of long lines at in-person COVID testing sites across the country. Reports of limited supplies of at-home test kits have consumers headed online to…

Tue, 01/11/2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) intervened to represent the interests of consumers as the Public Service Commission (PSC) evaluates a utility rate…

Wed, 12/22/2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Public Service Commission (PSC) has finalized the order for Palmetto Wastewater Reclamation, Inc.'s (PWR) requested rate increase. The company serves sewer customers in…

Wed, 12/01/2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. — 64 consumers reported that when they went to file their tax returns this year, someone had already done it for them. This is probably the most common form of tax fraud and is the…

Mon, 11/22/2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. - It's the most wonderful time of the year and scammers are putting on their Grinch outfits to steal more than your holiday cheer. Fraudsters are taking advantage of worldwide…

Mon, 11/15/2021

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…

Tue, 11/02/2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) intervened to represent the interests of consumers as the Public Service Commission (PSC) evaluates a utility rate…

Thu, 10/28/2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) wants to make consumers aware of the closing of Keowee Funeral Services in Seneca. Consumers who signed preneed funeral…