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News Archive

Free Shred Days and Webinars Throughout National Consumer Protection Week and Beyond!

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A few days just isn’t enough to celebrate National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW)! NCPW is officially March 3-9, but the South…

Protect Your Tax Refund and Your Personal Information

As a new tax season begins, the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) and the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) want to…

South Carolinians Reminded to "Be Battery Smart" in Observation of National Battery Day

The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs joins the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and Palmetto Poison Center…

2024 Homeowners Association Complaint Report Released

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is releasing the 2024 Homeowners Association (HOA) Complaint Report. The…

Payments Underway for SC Veterans and Other Pensioners Harmed by Predatory Loans

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina veterans and other pensioners targeted by a high-interest loan scheme are now receiving their settlement checks.…

SCDCA Identity Theft Unit 10-Year Anniversary Report Released

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) launched its Identity Theft Unit (“The Unit” / “IDTU”) in 2013 and is…

December is Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month

COLUMBIA, S.C. – December is Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month and the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) will…

Scam Alert: Deep Discounts and Phony Prizes on Social Media

COLUMBIA, S.C. –Scammers flood social media during the holidays as they try to entice shoppers to hand over cash and personal information. According…

SCDCA Appoints Communications Director

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Carri Grube Lybarker, Administrator of the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs, announces the appointment of Scott Cooke…

Free Credit Reports Every Week Forever!

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The three major national credit reporting agencies – Equifax, Experian and Transunion – have permanently extended a program that…