The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (“DCA”/ “Department”) is the state’s consumer protection agency. Established in 1974, DCA has more than thirty-five 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
State-Provided Identity Protection Service with
CSID Now Open For Enrollment:
Visit www.SCIDprotection.com or call 855-880-2743.
*Identity Theft: What You Need to Know * New!
Identity Theft Intake Form New!
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.
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