Ditch the Pitch
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 consumers reported credit/debit card fraud totaling in $408,893.45 lost.
December is Identity Theft Awareness Month and the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) urges consumers to watch out for these types of financial fraud, especially as they spend more money than any other time of year. Here are ways to keep your information and money safe:
Consumers who believe they are the victim of identity theft are encouraged to seek guidance from SCDCA’s Identity Theft Unit. Call (844) TELL DCA (835-5322) or fill out an ID Theft Intake form by visiting consumer.sc.gov.