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The Department is currently working at a limited capacity onsite. You can file a complaint and submit applications for licensing online.  Filings you do not wish to make, or that are not available, online should be submitted via mail for processing.  

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 scdca@scconsumer.gov.

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

Upcoming Presentations/Webinars

SCDCA provides free presentations to business and consumers in the state of South Carolina. The presentations listed below are all open to the public. If you would like to request a private webinar or to learn more about what topics we offer, visit our presentation page.


Click the corresponding topic below to register for a webinar.

 

Date Topic Description
Sept. 23, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. You're an ID Theft Victim, What Now?

Think you're an ID theft victim? We'll teach you what what Identity Theft is, how to avoid it and the tools used to prevent it. 

Sept. 30, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. How to Stay Safe Online for Cyber Security Awareness Month

We're all online more than ever; virtual learning, working from home, etc. This means that your cyber security is even more important now. We'll discuss the different types of cyberthreats, cybersafety actions, and ways to protect yourself at work and at home.

Oct. 7, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. Staying Safe on Social Media

Social media platforms can be great tools for socializing and getting info on various topics. It can also lead to scams, ID theft or place you in “hot water” if not used with caution. In this webinar, we will discuss how the misuse of social media can cost you!

Oct. 14, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. Tech Support Scams

Tech scams are quick ways to lose thousands of dollars. Learn how to spot and avoid tech support scams, what needs to be done if your electronic device is affected and how to avoid identity theft.

October 15, 2020 at 2 p.m. Solar Regulations Webinar  
Oct. 21, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. Creating a Strong Password

Are your passwords strong enough? Are you using the same password for ALL of your accounts? Then you need to attend this webinar! We'll discuss the anatomy of a password, how to effectively develop a password, protect your password and ways to avoid identity theft at home and in your workplace. 

Oct. 27, 2020 at 2 p.m. Auto Dealer Renewal Webinar  
Oct. 28, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. Credit Scores Explained Credit scores seem like a mystery. How are they really calculated? While there is not one easy answer, this webinar will give some guidance as to why your score may be what it is.
Nov. 3, 2020 at  Registered Creditor Renewal Webinar  
Nov. 4, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. Practical Money Skills for College Students

As young adults move into the next phase of their lives, financial independence will be essential. In this webinar, we will provide tips on how to save, budget, and protect your money.

Nov. 10, 2020 at 2 p.m. Physical Fitness Business Webinar  
Nov. 11, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. What to Know When Buying a Car

Is buying a new car a goal for you?  Let’s discuss what to look out for and tips on how to be more consumer savvy during your car buying process.

Nov. 18, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. Watch Out for Holiday Scams

The most wonderful time of the year... for scams!! This webinar will discuss the most common holiday scams, tips for shopping online, effectively using credit cards and tools to prevent identity theft. 

Dec. 2, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. Who is the SCDCA? Ever wonder who and what is behind the SCDCA? Come learn a bit of history, what we do and how we can help.
Dec. 9, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. How to Prevent ID Theft for ID Theft Prevention Awareness Month Learn what you need to do to keep your identity safe from thieves during National ID Theft Awareness Month.
Dec. 10, 2020 at 2 p.m. Financial Identity Theft Fraud & Identity Theft Protection Act Overview Open to the General Public
Dec. 16, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. What to Know about Gym Memberships #NewYearNewYou? If you’re looking into getting a new gym membership, here’s what you need to know!
Jan. 5, 2020 at 2 p.m. Discount Medical Plan Organization CALAS Training  
Jan. 6, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. New Year, New You - How to Make a Budget

It’s a brand-new year and you may have brand new financial goals. Budgeting is essential when trying to achieve those goals, so in this webinar, we’ll discuss how to get you started.

Jan. 13, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. I'm an ID Theft Victim, What Now?

Think you're an ID theft victim? We'll teach you what what Identity Theft is, how to avoid it and the tools used to prevent it. 

Jan. 20, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Avoiding Tax Scams

From phone calls to emails to letters in the mail, tax season is primetime for tax scams. Come learn the most common tax scams and tips to protect your private information and tax refund.

Jan. 27, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. The Do Not Call Registry: What it Can and Cannot Do The infamous "Do Not Call Registry." What does it actually do? We'll break down why you should still sign up for the Do Not Call list, even if it can't block every scam call out there.
Feb. 10, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Don't Get Scammed on Valentine's Day

Looking for This webinar will talk about the different types of romance scams, tips to avoid falling in love online, and ways to protect your identity on dating sites. 

For our full Google Calendar, click here.