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News Archive

New Renewable Energy Consumer Education and Disclosure Documents Finalized

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) has finalized the consumer education and disclosure documents for the new…

Shop Safe and Smart on Tax-Free Weekend

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…

Real Estate Transactions and Vehicle Complaints Top 2020 Complaint List, SCDCA Complaint Data Featured in National Report

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The numbers are in. For the calendar year of 2020, the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) received 3,735…

SCDCA Tracks Increase in Robocalls; Supports FCC Rule Expediting Blocking of Illegal Robocalls

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) submitted comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in…

SETTLEMENT REACHED IN DOMINION ENERGY ELECTRIC RATE CASE

COLUMBIA, SC – July 2, 2021 – The Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS), along with the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), AARP, Frank…

Record Number of Mortgage Applications Processed in 2020; APRs, Credit Scores and Average Income also Set Records

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is releasing its 2020 Mortgage Log Report and 10 Year Snapshot. As the…

New Regulation Provides Guardrails for the Sale of Solar

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is announcing the roll out of a new regulation on the marketing and sale…

Getting Ready to Buy a Car? Check out SCDCA’s Updated Auto Guide for Consumers.

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Buying a car can be one of the most expensive decisions a consumer will ever make. In celebration of Financial Literacy Month, the…

SCDCA Celebrates Financial Literacy Month!

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is highlighting the importance of financial literacy during National…

Scammers Following American Rescue Plan Headlines

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Scammers are waiting in the wings to take advantage of consumers looking for help from the American Rescue Plan. The South Carolina…