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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 scdca@scconsumer.gov.

Recent News

Thu, 09/29/2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is urging consumers to prepare as Hurricane Ian approaches. Whether you are in an evacuation zone or not, there are steps…

Mon, 09/26/2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Scammers make it their full-time job to try to steal your information and money. At the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA), it is our mission to teach consumers…

Wed, 09/21/2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requested comments on a proposed rule that would “eliminate the tricks and…

Thu, 09/08/2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Scammers follow the headlines and the news on student loan forgiveness is no different. Scammers have already started making phony calls offering deals or giving fake information…

Wed, 08/17/2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Have you seen a price for a car in an advertisement, only to get to the dealer and the price is completely different? That’s illegal. The South Carolina…

Mon, 08/08/2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The numbers are in. For the calendar year of 2021, the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) received 3,977 complaints and saved/refunded…

Tue, 08/02/2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Consumers may be thinking about back-to-school shopping as summer ends and the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) wants to make sure you get your money’s worth…

Thu, 06/09/2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Buying a car can be one of the most expensive decisions a consumer will ever make. From financing to fees, the process can be overwhelming. The South Carolina Department of…

Fri, 05/27/2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Temperatures are on the rise and scammers aren’t planning on taking any vacations this summer. Fraudsters always follow the headlines, which means some of the scams popping up are…

Tue, 03/01/2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Get your file boxes and digital devices ready because the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is celebrating National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) and it's…

Thu, 02/24/2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. - After receiving consumer tips, investigating complaints and conducting standard compliance reviews related to motor vehicle dealers, the South Carolina Department of Consumer…

Wed, 01/19/2022

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The W-2 tax form deadline is January 31, 2022 so scammers know that tax time is around the corner. The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) and the South Carolina…