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The Department is currently working at a limited capacity onsite. You can file a complaint and submit applications for licensing online.  Filings you do not wish to make, or that are not available, online should 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 8:30am until 5pm Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays. You can also email general questions to scdca@scconsumer.gov.

For COVID-19 resources for businesses and consumers, visit the COVID-19 Resources page.

News Archive

Shop Safe During Tax-Free Weekend

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Whether you are buying back-to-school items for virtual or in-person school attendance, take advantage of tax-free weekend this…

SCDCA Recovered/Saved Consumers Over $1.3 Million in 2019,  Complaint Data Featured in National Report

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The numbers are in. For the calendar year of 2019, the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) received 3,274…

Protecting Your Finances During COVID-19: Economic Impact Payment Updates

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Some consumers may still be looking for their economic impact payments (EIP) in the mail. The South Carolina Department of Consumer…

Protecting Your Finances During COVID-19: Free Credit Reports Every Week for a Year!

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Consumers can now request one free credit report a week from Experian, TransUnion and Equifax until April 2021 because of the…

Blue Granite Rate Increase Request Dampened by PSC Order

COLUMBIA, S.C. –The Public Service Commission (PSC) has finalized its order for Blue Granite Water Company’s requested rate increase. The South…

Look out for Coronavirus Scams!

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is warning consumers and businesses to be on the look out for coronavirus…

Protecting Your Finances as the Coronavirus Continues to Make Headlines

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) offers the following tips to help protect your wallet during the…

Credit Reports Simplified: SCDCA Releases New Publication

COLUMBIA, S.C. – In celebration of National Consumer Protection Week 2020 (NCPW), the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is…

Joint Complaint Filed against SC Attorneys Allegedly Targeting Veteran Pension Funds

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) and the State of…

National Consumer Protection Week 2020: Shred Days, Webinars and More!

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