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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 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. 

     Click here to learn more about the agency.


What's New?

Identity Theft Information

State-Provided Identity Protection Service with

CSID Now Open For Enrollment:

Visit 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.

Press Releases

SCDCA Appoints Deputy of Regulatory Enforcement

SCDCA, Law Enforcement Partners Crackdown on Deception, Fraud in Auto Sales, Financing and Leasing

Vehicle Complaints Take Top Spot in 2014: Nearly $1 Million to Consumers

Scam Alerts

Scam Alert: Locksmith Swindlers 

Scam Alert: Scammers Find New Way to Steal Money

Scam Alert: Healthcare Scams on the Rise


SCDCA Releases Guide to Identity Theft 

Having Trouble Paying Your Mortgage?

SCDCA's Auto Guide for Consumers

SCDCA Spotlight

Long-term Effects of Overspending

Price Gouging: How to Protect Yourself

Identity Theft: Credit Monitoring

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