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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 email@example.com.
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) encourages consumers to take advantage of activities offered during National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), celebrated February 28 to March 6. Grab a digital device and tune in for a series of free webinars designed to help consumers stay safe from ID theft, scams and learn more about their rights. To register for a specific webinar, click the title links below:
March 1 at 10 a.m. – Engaging in the Utility Regulatory Process – 101 for Consumers with ORS
March 2 at 10:30 a.m. – Robocalls and Your Privacy – How to Avoid Unwanted Calls
March 3 at 10:30 a.m. – Security Breaches and What to Do When our Info is Compromised
March 4 at 10:30 a.m. – Credit Reports and Scores Demystified
March 5 at 10:30 a.m. – HOAs and the Law
To view the full webinar descriptions, head over to the Upcoming Presentations and Webinars webpage.
To highlight the importance of protecting private information, SCDCA is also releasing the annual Identity Theft and Scams report. The report shows how many reports were filed, how much money was lost to ID theft and scams in 2020, along with reported age ranges and types of reports. Some of the highlights include:
The entire report is available for download on the Reports webpage. Follow SCDCA on Facebook and Twitter to receive tips throughout NCPW and learn ways to keep your personal identifying information safe.
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.