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SCDCA to Represent Consumer Interest in Dominion Energy Filing, Public Hearings Scheduled

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

As SC Consumers Report Losses of More than $7 Million to Scams and ID Theft in 2023, SCDCA Provides Free Resources to Guard Against Fraudsters.

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is releasing the annual Identity Theft and Scams Report. The report shows…

Storm Damage Brings Potential for Repair Scams

The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) urges those impacted by recent storms to be on the lookout for repair scams and people…

Swansea and Irmo High School Students Invited to National LifeSmarts Championship; Irmo High School Will Represent SC

Swansea High School's LifeSmarts TeamCOLUMBIA, S.C. – Swansea High School won the South Carolina LifeSmarts Competition held February 20th while Irmo…

3 Million South Carolina Consumers Impacted by Security Breaches in 2023

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The number of South Carolina consumers impacted by security breaches more than tripled over the past year. During 2023, 139…

SCDCA to Represent Consumer Interest in Duke Energy Carolinas Filing; Public Hearings Scheduled

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

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…