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Recent News

Tue, 05/28/2024

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) intervened to represent the interests of residential consumers as the Public Service Commission (PSC) evaluates Dominion…

Wed, 05/08/2024

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

Fri, 04/26/2024

The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) urges those impacted by recent storms to be on the lookout for repair scams and people trying to take advantage of the situation. SCDCA…

Tue, 04/02/2024

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The number of South Carolina consumers impacted by security breaches more than tripled over the past year. During 2023, 139 businesses reported breaches to the South Carolina…

Wed, 03/27/2024

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) intervened to represent the interests of consumers as the Public Service Commission (PSC) evaluates a utility rate…

Wed, 02/28/2024

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A few days just isn’t enough to celebrate National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW)! NCPW is officially March 3-9, but the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is…

Tue, 02/27/2024

As a new tax season begins, the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) and the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) want to remind taxpayers to be vigilant against identity…

Fri, 02/16/2024

The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs joins the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control and Palmetto Poison Center in promoting the safe use and recycling of…

Thu, 02/01/2024

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is releasing the 2024 Homeowners Association (HOA) Complaint Report. The…

Fri, 01/19/2024

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina veterans and other pensioners targeted by a high-interest loan scheme are now receiving their settlement checks. Nearly $725,000 in refunds are being issued to…

Thu, 12/14/2023

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) launched its Identity Theft Unit (“The Unit” / “IDTU”) in 2013 and is celebrating the anniversary with the release of its…