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The Department is currently working at a limited capacity onsite. You can file a complaint and submit applications for licensing online.  Filings you do not wish to make, or that are not available, online should 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.

For COVID-19 resources for businesses and consumers, visit the COVID-19 Resources page.

Recent News

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…

Wed, 09/02/2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Public Service Commission (PSC) voted Monday that Blue Granite Water Company cannot go forward with its planned rate increase. The action comes after oral arguments were held…

Fri, 08/28/2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Online shopping has become a way of life and consumers can find some great bargains on the internet. Sure, shopping online can be convenient and less expensive, but the South…

Tue, 08/18/2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Public Service Commission (PSC) ordered to stay Blue Granite Water Company’s proposed rate increase.  The vote came during a special meeting called to address the South…

Wed, 08/12/2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Getting free merchandise delivered straight to your door may seem like a great deal but what if you didn’t expect it and don’t know who it came from? Or did you make an online…

Tue, 08/04/2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Whether you are buying back-to-school items for virtual or in-person school attendance, take advantage of tax-free weekend this weekend, August 7-9, 2020. The South Carolina…

Fri, 07/31/2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The numbers are in. For the calendar year of 2019, the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) received 3,274 complaints and saved/refunded…

Tue, 06/02/2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Some consumers may still be looking for their economic impact payments (EIP) in the mail. The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) wants consumers to be aware of…

Wed, 04/29/2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Consumers can now request one free credit report a week from Experian, TransUnion and Equifax until April 2021 because of the Coronavirus pandemic. The South Carolina Department…