Ditch the Pitch
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Identity theft can happen to anyone. The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs' Identity Theft Unit ("the Unit") aims to inform consumers about the steps they can take to protect themselves from identity theft, how to spot if they are a victim and provide tailored remediation and guidance to identity theft victims. Think someone is using your personal information to commit identity theft, submit an ID Theft Intake Form (PDF). Looking for the Unit to come to your community? Request a presentation (PDF).
Find the most up to date resources at your disposal for avoiding, detecting and recovering from identity theft below. Whether you are a victim of identity theft or want to be a savvier consumer, this is the place to be.
Keeping South Carolina's Vulnerable Population Safe (PDF) - When and who to call if you suspect the abuse or mistreatment of a vulnerable person.
How to Prevent Identity Theft (PDF) - This flyer provides step-by-step instructions on what to do after a security breach and more.
Tools for Information Compromise (PDF) - This flyer tells you how to know if your information was stolen, the signs of identity theft and prevention tips to share with your friends and family.
Responding to Credit & Debit Card Fraud (PDF) - This flyer provides you with the steps to take if your credit or debit card information has been stolen and/or compromised.