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Department staff is available to assist with any questions at (800) 922-1594 (toll free in SC) or 803-734-4200 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays. You can also email general questions to

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


National Consumer Protection Week 2021

National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is an annual event in the first full week of March. NCPW will take place from February 8 to March 6, 2021. 

It encourages individuals and businesses to learn about their consumer rights and how to keep themselves secure. SCDCA will hold a series of free webinars throughout the week on different consumer protection topics.  

The schedule of webinars for NCPW 2021 is:

National Consumer Protection Week Webinar Schedule 2021
Monday, March 1 at 10 a.m. Engaging in the Utility Regulatory Process - 101 for Consumers with the Office of Regulatory Staff
Tuesday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m. Robocalls and Your Privacy - How to Avoid Unwanted Calls
Wednesday, March 3 at 10:30 a.m. Security Breaches and What You Can Do if Your Info is Compromised
Thursday, March 4 at 10:30 a.m. Credit Reports & Scores Demystified 
Friday, March 5 at 10:30 a.m. HOAs and the Law

Each webinar will last approximately one hour with 15 minutes at the end for questions.

Because of COVID-19, we will be holding off on free shred events and tentatively planning for Fall 2021. 


Request a Presentation

Education is a core component of DCA's mission. We strive to ensure consumers and businesses alike are aware of their rights and responsibilities in the marketplace. Our staff is available to present to your constituents, employees, community group, association or club on a number of topics. For more information on the types of presentations we provide, click here.

To request a presentation, fill out this presentation request form and send it to

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We update our agency calendar with all public events that we attend/hold across South Carolina. Click here to see if there is a presentation near you!

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