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You can file a complaint and submit applications for licensing online. Filings you do not wish to make, or that are not available, online can be submitted via mail for processing.

Department staff is available to assist with any questions at (800) 922-1594 (toll free in SC) or 803-734-4200 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays. You can also email general questions to

Consumer FAQs

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Money & Credit

From credit basics (reports, scores, and more!) to tips on monitoring your accounts to what to look for when on the search for a new car or other products or services, we have the bases covered.

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Dealing with Debt

There are several laws that protect consumers dealing with debt. Can your wages be garnished? What can debt collectors do? Learn about your rights and responsibilities and options for helping you deal with your debt. 

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Whether you are looking to make a purchase, refinance, get a home equity line or looking to rent, educating yourself is the first step to happy homeownership.

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Computers, ID Theft & Privacy

Learn tips to protect your information, spot warning signs of ID theft, steps to take if you are a victim, how to opt out of unwanted offers and calls, and more!  

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Scam Education

Scammers are on the prowl to separate you from your hard-earned money or personally information.  Checkout some of the latest scams and empower yourself with the information you need to spot and avoid them.

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Health & Fitness

Before joining a gym, looking for a way to decrease prescription costs, delving out cash or signing on the dotted line for another product or service meant to benefit your health, do some research. It could save you a headache in the long run.