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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 news is filled with stories of long lines at in-person COVID testing sites across the country. Reports of limited supplies of at-home test kits have consumers headed online to see what they can buy. The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) wants consumers to be on guard against scammers who are taking advantage of people's need for testing. Here is what consumers should keep in mind as they look for testing options:
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If you think you've been scammed, contact SCDCA by calling 1 (844) TELL-DCA (835-5322) or file a report online. For more tips on how to avoid scams, download our free guide to guarding against scams “Ditch the Pitch.”
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.