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Tue, 01/21/2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) petitioned to intervene in a utility rate increase request filed by Palmetto Utilities, Inc. with the Public Service…

Wed, 01/15/2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) petitioned to intervene in a Public Service Commission (PSC) Rulemaking Proceeding. The PSC is looking to set guidelines…

Tue, 01/14/2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) wants to make consumers aware that the deadline to file a claim in the Equifax data breach settlement is on January 22,…

Mon, 12/23/2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Credit card fraud continues to be the number one reported type of identity theft in South Carolina with debit card and checking account fraud not far behind. Since July 2019, 168…

Wed, 12/11/2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina utilities have joined with South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) and the Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) to warn consumers about utility imposter…

Mon, 12/09/2019

Last year, individual Americans donated an estimated $292 billion to charity. Before you pull out your wallet this holiday season, the South…

Mon, 11/25/2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) petitioned to intervene in a utility rate increase request filed by Blue Granite Water Company with the Public Service…

Fri, 11/22/2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Black Friday, Cyber Monday and general shopping deals create quite the buzz this time of year. The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is encouraging consumers…

Mon, 11/18/2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – It’s the most wonderful time of the year and scammers are looking to take advantage of your holiday spirit. While it’s impossible to know every scam out there, knowing the common…

Thu, 11/07/2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Security breaches are practically commonplace in today’s digital age and South Carolina is no exception. New numbers from the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA…

Tue, 10/22/2019

 COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina consumers who live in neighborhoods under homeowners associations (HOA) or those who serve on association boards may have questions about laws that apply to HOAs.…

Wed, 10/09/2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) encourages South Carolina educators and students to register now for the 2019-2020 season of…