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Recent News

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…

Fri, 04/17/2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. –The Public Service Commission (PSC) has finalized its order for Blue Granite Water Company’s requested rate increase. The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA)…

Tue, 03/31/2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is warning consumers and businesses to be on the look out for coronavirus scams. No two scams are the same but here are…

Fri, 03/13/2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) offers the following tips to help protect your wallet during the Coronavirus:

•    Don’t click on links…

Mon, 03/02/2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – In celebration of National Consumer Protection Week 2020 (NCPW), the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is releasing a new publication “…

Thu, 02/20/2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) and the State of Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge have filed…

Wed, 02/19/2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Get your file boxes ready, because the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is celebrating National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) from March 2-6, 2020 with a…

Tue, 02/04/2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is urging consumers to guard against tax-time identity theft during Tax Fraud Awareness Week. The tips below will help…

Mon, 02/03/2020

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

Fri, 01/31/2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) reminds interested parties, including consumers, the deadline to file comments on the agency’s Notice of Drafting new…

Tue, 01/21/2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) petitioned to intervene in a utility rate increase request filed by Palmetto Utilities, Inc. with the Public Service…