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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.

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Recent News

Thu, 02/18/2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) and the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) are celebrating National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW),…

Wed, 02/17/2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) encourages consumers to take advantage of activities offered during National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), celebrated…

Thu, 02/04/2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – It’s a new year but scammers are still using the same old tactics to try and steal consumers’ information and money. This week is ID Theft Awareness Week and the South Carolina…

Tue, 02/02/2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA)…

Mon, 02/01/2021

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is releasing the third Homeowners Association (HOA) Complaint Report. The…

Mon, 12/14/2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA), along with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and other federal, state, and local law enforcement partners today…

Wed, 12/09/2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA), is announcing a settlement with Nationstar Mortgage LLC, d/b/a Mr. Cooper, providing $850,000 for 1,082 South Carolina…

Mon, 11/30/2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Several savvy South Carolinians who received a check from the Santee Cooper Class Action Settlement called the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) wanting to…

Fri, 11/13/2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – It’s the most wonderful time of the year and scammers are out in full-force trying to take advantage of your holiday cheer. While it’s impossible to know every scam out there, the…

Fri, 10/30/2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – With spooky season coming to an end, the last thing the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) wants is for consumers to get tricked into falling for a fraudster.…

Tue, 09/29/2020

The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA), along with the Federal Trade Commission and more than 50 federal and state law enforcement partners, today announced a…

Tue, 09/15/2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Are you looking for more virtual learning resources or ways to get your students/kids engaged about consumer topics in the classroom? LifeSmarts may be the perfect addition to…