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At this time, 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
May 19, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Is Your Family Member Being Scammed? How You Can Help Ever had a gut feeling that your family member was falling for a scam?  Get tips on how to assist them and how to notice the red flags.
May 25, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Auto Advertising in South Carolina This webinar will provide an overview of the various advertising laws auto dealers must comply within South Carolina.  We will review specific types of advertising violations and look at examples of each.
May 26, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Avoiding Travel Scams Planning a vacation? Beware of companies promising free travel or extreme discounts. Educate yourself on the common travel scams to avoid becoming a victim.
June 1, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. CCRC Licensure Gateway Training  
June 2, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Thinking about Solar? Learn SC's New Regulations Before You Buy  
June 9, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Beware of Scholarship & Financial Aid Scams While students prepare for school, they may come across bogus offers. Here’s what to lookout for when it comes to scams aimed towards college students.
June 15, 2021 at 2 p.m. Solar Requirements for Businesses  
June 16, 2021 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.

June 17, 2021 at 2 p.m. Financial Identity Theft Fraud & Identity Theft Protection Act for Businesses  
June 23, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Lesser-Known Ways Thieves are Targeting Your Identity We often hear about IRS Scams or Tech Scams, but how much do you know about other scams that can target your identity?
June 30, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. What to Know When Buying a Car  
July 14, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. South Carolina Legislative Update for Consumers  
July 21, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Medical ID Theft Identity theft is an ongoing problem, and the medical field is no exception. Learn and understand how to prevent medical identify theft and the basics of checking your information that contains your medical history.
July 28, 2021 at 10:30a.m. Tax-Free Weekend Tips!  
August 2, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Preneed Licensure Gateway Training  
August 4, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Online Shopping Scams There is no doubt that the internet has changed life considerably, but how do you shop online safely? From fraudsters, phishing emails and texts, to fake online stores and more, let us help you to protect yourself online.
August 5, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. PEO Licensure Gateway Training  
August 10, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Prepaid Legal Licensure Gateway Training  
August 11, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. LifeSmarts - The Ultimate Consumer Competition for Teens In this webinar, you’ll learn about the fun, interactive program for teens that offers scholarship opportunities, cash rewards, a chance to travel and more!
August 18, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Social Media Safety for Seniors The internet is a wonderful place to explore, and it can help you do a lot of things easily. As there are some risks, we show you some simple strategies to help keep you safer online.
August 25, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Smartphone Safety

So much can be done directly from our phones, which puts us at a greater risk of having our personal and/or financial information compromised. In this webinar, we’ll discuss how to keep your device protected and limit those risks.

September 1, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Family Emergency Scams Scammers may pose as relatives or friends, calling or sending messages to urge you to wire money immediately. They will say they need cash to help with an emergency — like getting out of jail, paying a hospital bill, or needing to leave a foreign country. Learn about the red flags and how to avoid them.
September 8, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. How to Dispute Items on Your Credit Report Ensuring that ALL your information is correct on your credit report is crucial as it can affect things such as your score, credit approvals, borrowing opportunities and more. In this webinar, we’ll walk through the steps on how to dispute errors to avoid unnecessary repercussions.
September 15, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. What Debt Collectors Can and Cannot Do  
September 22, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Wire Transfer Scams Are you familiar with the do’s and don’ts to safely transfer or wire money? Learn about the common forms of wire fraud and practices to protect your identity.
September 29, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Lottery and Sweepstakes Scams Feeling "lucky"? Don't fall for a fake pot of gold!! Learn the warning signs and red flags of the Lottery and Sweepstake Scams. 

For our full Google Calendar, click here.