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You can file a complaint and submit applications for licensing online. Filings you do not wish to make, or that are not available, online can 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 scdca@scconsumer.gov.

News Archive

What to Know Before Buying a Car - SCDCA announces a special joint webinar with the FTC

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Buying a car can be one of the most expensive decisions a consumer will ever make. From financing to fees, the process can be…

Summer Scam Roundup

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Temperatures are on the rise and scammers aren’t planning on taking any vacations this summer. Fraudsters always follow the…

National Consumer Protection Week Bigger Than Ever Before!

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Get your file boxes and digital devices ready because the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is celebrating…

Buying a Car? SCDCA Warns Consumers About Misleading and Deceptive Practices

COLUMBIA, S.C. - After receiving consumer tips, investigating complaints and conducting standard compliance reviews related to motor vehicle dealers…

Protect Your Refund from Tax ID Thieves in 2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The W-2 tax form deadline is January 31, 2022 so scammers know that tax time is around the corner. The South Carolina Department of…

Looking for an At-home or In-person COVID-19 Test? What to Know Before You Go.

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…

SCDCA to Represent Consumer Interest in Kiawah Island Utility, Inc. Filing

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) intervened to represent the interests of consumers as the Public Service…

PSC Ruling Saves $250,000 Annually - Palmetto Wastewater Reclamation, Inc. Rate Increase Order Finalized

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The Public Service Commission (PSC) has finalized the order for Palmetto Wastewater Reclamation, Inc.'s (PWR) requested rate…

Tax Fraud Most Reported Type of ID Theft in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. — 64 consumers reported that when they went to file their tax returns this year, someone had already done it for them. This is…

Beware of Grinches Looking to Steal Your Money and Information this Holiday Season!

COLUMBIA, S.C. - It's the most wonderful time of the year and scammers are putting on their Grinch outfits to steal more than your holiday cheer.…