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National Consumer Protection Week 2019: Shred Days, Webinars and More!

Tue, 02/19/2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Get your file boxes ready, because the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is celebrating National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) from March 4-9, 2019 with a series of statewide shred days. The week will also include two free webinars and the release of updated publications on how to keep your information safe. SCDCA will partner with Shred360 to offer the following free events: 

-    Tuesday, March 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Timmons Arena, 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville (OLLI@Furman University)
-    Wednesday, March 6, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston
-   Friday, March 8, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Shred360, 140 Crouch Commercial Ct, Irmo 29063
Shandon Baptist Church, 5250 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29206 

Consumers should not bring more than three file boxes to shred. Once in line, consumers should not park or exit their vehicles; this will help the line move as quickly as possible. 

SCDCA will also offer a free webinar on avoiding scams. Consumers wanting to learn how to Ditch the Pitch and guard against scams can choose to listen on either of the dates below:

-    Wednesday, March 6, noon to 12:30 p.m. Link to Register
-    Thursday, March 7, noon to 12:30 p.m. Link to Register

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to receive tips throughout NCPW so you can learn the ways to keep your personal identifying information safe. We will also release the updated Identity Theft Guide, so make sure to keep an eye on our social media.

The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs aims to protect consumers from inequities in the marketplace through advocacy, complaint mediation, enforcement and education. To file a complaint or get information on consumer issues, visit or call toll-free, 1 (800) 922-1594.