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 email@example.com.
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Scammers are waiting in the wings to take advantage of consumers looking for help from the American Rescue Plan. The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is warning consumers to be cautious of stimulus payment scams as money is being sent out. Here are a few tips to help consumers avoid fraudsters looking to profit from the pandemic:
Think your personal information has fallen into the wrong hands? Check your credit reports for any suspicious activity. It was just announced that the three major credit reporting agencies extended their offer of one free credit report every week until April 20, 2022. To get your free credit reports, go to AnnualCreditReport.com.
Consumers are encouraged to report scams and identity theft to our Identity Theft Unit. Call (844) TELL DCA (835-5322) or fill out a Scam Report form by visiting our website and clicking on the How Do I… button, then Report a Scam.
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.