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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
March 1, 2021 at 10 a.m. National Consumer Protection Week: Engaging in the Utility Regulatory Process - 101 for Consumers  
March 2, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. National Consumer Protection Week: Robocalls and Your Privacy - How to Avoid Unwanted Calls Are you tired of unwanted scam robocalls that have been spoofed by a caller ID?  If you answered yes, find out ways to avoid this menace to consumers. 
March 3, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. National Consumer Protection Week: Security Breaches and What You Can Do if Your Info is Compromised 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.
March 4, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. National Consumer Protection Week: Credit Reports & Scores Demystified  Are you checking your credit reports? In this webinar we will discuss the basics of credit reports including how they are used, improving your credit score and some of the common credit myths.
March 5, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. National Consumer Protection Week: HOAs and the Law 

A review of the laws applying to Homeowners’ Associations in South Carolina and discuss real-world examples to show both how the laws can work together and gaps of coverage.

March 10, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Work from Home Scams Are you tired of looking for a job only to find out that it is a scam?  Learn about the signs and deceptive ways online scammers lure you into work from jobs and steal your identity. 
March 16, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Financial Identity Theft Fraud & Identity Theft Protection Act for Businesses  
March 17, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. I'm an ID Theft Victim, What Now? Have you or someone you know ever been a victim of Identity Theft?  Find out how to prevent further damage and who you should contact. 
March 24, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Social Media Safety for Parents Do you feel lost when it comes to knowing the latest social media platforms?  Have no fear!! Get tips and safety measures to keep your children protected online. 
March 31, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Guard Your Wallet

Traveling can be an incredibly rewarding experience — but it can also leave you broke if you’re not careful! In this webinar, we will discuss tips that will help you keep your finances safe as you travel.

April 7, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Financial Literacy Resources SCDCA celebrates Financial Literacy Month by sharing some helpful financial literacy resources for all.
April 14, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Handling Debt In this webinar, we will discuss different ways to handle your debt and your rights when dealing with debt collectors
April 21, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Credit Reports - What They Are & Why They Matter

Are you checking your credit reports? In this webinar we will discuss the basics of credit reports including how they are used, improving your credit score and some of the common credit myths.

April 28, 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.

May 4, 2021 at 2 p.m. Pawnbroker CALAS Training  
May 5, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Repair Scams Would you like to know how to protect yourself from fraud and faulty repair scams?  Find out what you should lookout for and questions you should ask before you make a mistake. 
May 12, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Recovering from a Disaster Natural disasters often leave some in financial hardships and disorganized. In this webinar, we will go over ways to prepare for and recover from such an event.
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 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.

For our full Google Calendar, click here.