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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.


*** Disaster Information *** 

Recovering From a Disaster

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 Received Record Number of Breach Notices in 2016

SCDCA Appoints Director of Consumer Services Division

Over 1,600 Scams Reported to SCDCA in 2016 | Scam Report

Scam Alerts

Scam Alert: Tax Time Scammers Target Businesses

Scam Alert: Scammers Send Fake SCDCA Email | Fake Email

Scam Alert: Scammers Now Asking for Payment via iTunes Cards

SCDCA Spotlight

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Free Trials

Ten Resolutions for Being a Savvier Consumer in 2017

How to Safeguard Your Wallet on the Road


2017 State of Credit Report

Child Identity Theft, What You Need to Know

Fortieth Anniversary Retrospective

Other Information

Palmetto Affordable Housing Forum Presentations


Report State Agency Fraud (Office of the Inspector General)


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