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National Consumer Protection Week 2020: Shred Days, Webinars and More!

Wed, 02/19/2020

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 2-6, 2020 with a series of statewide shred days. The week will also include a free webinar and the release of a new publication on credit reports. SCDCA will partner with Shred360 to offer the following free events: 

  •     Monday, March 2, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    North Charleston Coliseum, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston
  •  Wednesday, March 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Timmons Arena, 3300 Poinsett Highway, Greenville (OLLI@Furman University)
  • Friday, March 6, 9 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 (3) 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 “Credit Reports: What They Are and Why They Matter” on Thursday, March 5 at 2 p.m. Come learn the basics of credit reports including how the report is used, what's on it and credit myths. Register here to watch/listen from any computer.

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 our new credit report publication, 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.