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The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (“DCA”/ “Department”) is the state’s consumer protection agency.  Established in 1974, DCA has more than forty years of experience in protecting South Carolina consumers while recognizing those businesses that act honestly and fairly.   

The Department accomplishes its mission by: 1.) acting as an effective regulator, 2.) providing complaint mediation services that are unmatched at both state and federal levels,  3.) saving millions for both consumers and small businesses through insurance rate filing intervention, 4.) serving as an educational portal for consumers and businesses alike, and 5) informing the public on effective ways of preventing and mitigating identity theft situations. Learn more about the agency.


Identity Theft Information 

Tools for Information Compromise

Identity Theft: What You Need to Know 

How to Place, Thaw or Lift a Security Freeze

Report Identity Theft

Disaster Information

Recovering From a Disaster

What you Need to Know About Flood-Damaged Vehicles

Beware of Disaster Scams 

Press Releases

Legislative Update: Pawnbrokers Act Amendments

Credit and Debt Complaints Knock Vehicles Out of Top Spot in 2017 (2017 Complaints Report)

Foreclosure Rescue Scam: SCDCA Complaints Lead to Indictment

Scam Alerts

Scam Alert: Fake Job Postings Can Cost Big Money

Scam Alert: Tax Time Scammers Target Businesses

Scam Alert: Scammers Now Asking for Payment via iTunes Cards

SCDCA Spotlight

Preneed Funeral Contracts

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Free Trials

Ten Resolutions for Being a Savvier Consumer in 2017


Consumer Alert - Holiday Shopping Edition

Identity Theft Unit Fourth Anniversary Report

2017 State of Credit Report

Other Information

Palmetto Affordable Housing Forum Presentations

Report State Agency Fraud (Office of the Inspector General)


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