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News Archive

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…

Tax Fraud Awareness Week: Fight Tax ID Theft and Protect Your Refund

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is urging consumers to guard against tax-time identity theft during Tax…

2020 Homeowners Association Complaint Report Released

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