Ditch the Pitch
The Department is currently working at a limited capacity onsite. You can file a complaint and submit applications for licensing online. Filings you do not wish to make, or that are not available, online should 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
COLUMBIA, S.C. – With spooky season coming to an end, the last thing the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) wants is for consumers to get tricked into falling for a fraudster. Since January 1, 2020, 504 scams have been reported to SCDCA. 54 of the scams reported resulted in consumers giving over their hard-earned cash, totaling $642,933 actual money lost. While there is no possible way to identify every scam out there, the red flags of scams are often the same. To save yourself from being the victim of a ghastly scam, here are some common red flags to look out for:
Download Ditch the Pitch, SCDCA’s guide to guarding against scams for more ways to keep yourself safe. To report a scam, call our Identity Theft Unit at 1(844) TELL DCA (835-5322) or visit consumer.sc.gov and click the Identity Theft Unit tab.
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 www.consumer.sc.gov or call toll-free, 1 (800) 922-1594.