Ditch the Pitch
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. – Several savvy South Carolinians who received a check from the Santee Cooper Class Action Settlement called the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) wanting to know if the check is real or fake. A quick way to differentiate if an unexpected check is legit or from the grinch is if the sender asks you to deposit the check and send a portion of it to another person. There are a few situations where fake checks are common:
One easy way to see if a check is real? Head to your bank and ask them to verify the funds are in the other account and wait until it truly “clears,” which can take up to two weeks.
Santee Cooper said they will be sending settlement checks out to consumers from November 13 to November 27, 2020. For more information on Santee Cooper’s class action lawsuit and settlement checks you receive, head over to www.santeecooperclassaction.com or call (833) 947-0894.
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 in SC: 1 (800) 922-1594.