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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.


*** Flood Information *** 

What you Need to Know About Flood-Damaged Vehicles

Beware of Disaster Scams

Identity Theft Information 

Identity Theft: What You Need to Know 

Identity Theft Intake Form 

How to Place, Thaw or Lift a Security Freeze

Click on the "Identity Theft Resources" button in the Helpful Links section above for more identity theft information.


Press Releases

SCDCA Releases Annual Mortgage Log Analysis Report

New Report: 162 Security Breaches Affect More Than 7.6 Million Consumers

Legislative Update: Motor Vehicle Closing Fee Law Amendments

Scam Alerts

Scam Alert: Scammers Now Asking for Payment via iTunes Cards

Scam Alert: Home Repair Scams in Wake of SC Flood

Scam Alert: Avoid Fraudulent Charities Looking to Profit off Flood

SCDCA Spotlight

Email is Not Secure


Fortieth Anniversary Retrospective

Ditch the Pitch: A Guide for Guarding Against Scams

Consumer Rights Regarding Loans 

Other Information

Palmetto Affordable Housing Forum Presentations


Report State Agency Fraud (Office of the Inspector General)


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