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News Archive

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.…

Utility Imposter Scammers Ready as Temperatures Drop

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina utilities have joined with the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) and the Office of Regulatory…

SCDCA to Represent Consumer Interest in Palmetto Wastewater Reclamation, Inc. Filing - Public Hearings scheduled for November 8 and 9

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

Consumer Alert: Keowee Funeral Services Closes

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) wants to make consumers aware of the closing of Keowee Funeral Services in…

Work at the PSC and Beyond: A Two-year Snapshot of SCDCA’s Advocacy Division

COLUMBIA, S.C. – It has been nearly two years since the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA, the Department) began representing the…

Be Cyber Smart: Attend Free Cybersecurity Webinars and Shred Your Private Information in October; SCDCA announces Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021 Coverage

COLUMBIA, S.C. – If you use the internet for finance management, shopping, social media or anything else, cybersecurity should be a top priority. The…