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We are closed Friday, September 30, 2022. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
What You Need to Know About Flood Damaged Vehicles (PDF) - Here are tips to keep in mind when car shopping to avoid buying a flood-damaged vehicle.
Gas Prices (PDF) - Consumers can use these tips to help stretch their dollar and get the most out of a gas purchase
Credit Reports - What They Are and Why They Matter (PDF) - Learn the basics of credit reports including how they are used, improving your credit score and the common credit myths.
CARD Act (PDF) - Consumers can use this guide to know their rights under the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility & Disclosure Act.
Consumer Rights Regarding Loans (PDF) - A summary of your rights and responsibilities when it comes to consumer loans.
Credit Basics (PDF) - Learn your rights as a consumer and responsibilities of creditors when it comes to credit.
Protect Your Money (PDF) - Protect yourself or someone you love from thefts, scams and fraud with these tips.
Refund Anticipation Loans (PDF) - Have you heard an ad promising "Fast Cash Refunds"? SCDCA suggests these tips to help you hang on to your hard earned money.
Recovering from a Disaster (PDF) - Natural disasters can cause a major inconvenience in your life. Here's what to do after the storm.
The IRS, Taxes and You (PDF) - Refund anticipation loans, free tax help, tax scams, there are plenty of things to watch for during tax season.
10 Freebies (PDF) - Here are 10 things you can do to be a savvy consumer.
Be A Savvy Shopper This Holiday Season (PDF) - Follow these shopping tips to get the most from your holiday deals.
Motor Club Services (PDF) - Motor Club Services can keep you in the fast lane, but consumers should carefully weigh their options before settling into the driver's seat.
Preneed Funeral Contracts (PDF) - While a preneed contract can offer peace of mind, it's important to do research before signing on the dotted line. Here's what consumers need to know.
Prepaid Legal Services (PDF) - Get the fast fact on what prepaid legal services are and things to consider before committing to a contractual agreement.
Shopping and Overspending (PDF)- When going on shopping sprees, consider these long-term effects overspending can have.