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News Archive

Getting Ready to Buy a Car? Check out SCDCA’s Updated Auto Guide for Consumers.

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Buying a car can be one of the most expensive decisions a consumer will ever make. In celebration of Financial Literacy Month, the…

SCDCA Celebrates Financial Literacy Month!

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is highlighting the importance of financial literacy during National…

Scammers Following American Rescue Plan Headlines

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Scammers are waiting in the wings to take advantage of consumers looking for help from the American Rescue Plan. The South Carolina…

State Agencies Partner to Educate Consumers During National Consumer Protection Week

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) and the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) are celebrating…

Annual ID Theft/Scams Report Released and a Free Webinar a Day! SCDCA announces National Consumer Protection Week 2021 Coverage

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) encourages consumers to take advantage of activities offered during…

ID Theft Awareness Week 2021: New Year, Same Scammers

COLUMBIA, S.C. – It’s a new year but scammers are still using the same old tactics to try and steal consumers’ information and money. This week is ID…

SCDCA and other Agencies Settle Case against those Targeting Veteran Pension Funds

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) finalized a settlement with South Carolina attorneys Candy Kern and Howard…

2021 Homeowners Association Complaint Report Released

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

As Scammers Leverage Pandemic Fears, SCDCA Joins FTC, Other Partners in National Crackdown of Deceptive Income Schemes; New cases, FTC data highlight broad scope of scams making false promises of big income

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA), along with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and other federal, state,…

Department of Consumer Affairs Joins with State and Federal Partners in Settling Investigation of Nationstar Mortgage, LLC

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA), is announcing a settlement with Nationstar Mortgage LLC, d/b/a Mr. Cooper…