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The Department of Consumer Affairs is working remotely for the safety of our employees and customers. You can still file a complaint and submit applications for licensing online.

You can also email general questions to or leave a voicemail by calling (803) 734-0359. We will return calls and emails as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience!

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

Consumer Alerts

The Consumer Alert, SCDCA's newsletter, covers recent scams, product recalls, consumer rights and more. The publication is going on its 12th year educating South Carolina consumers.   

Current Issues

  • Fall 2017 (PDF) - Learn about holiday shopping tips, year end car buying, how to avoid scams and more!

Past Issues

  • Spring 2017 (PDF) - Learn about various scams that have been recently reported and how to avoid falling victim to one.
  • Summer 2016 (PDF) - What you need to know about the Do Not Call Registry, How to Save on Energy Bills, How to Opt Out of Unwanted Offers and more!
  • Summer 2015 (PDF) - Learn about the new Protected Consumer Freeze, vacation buying clubs, and SCDCA's spring outreach!
  • Spring 2014 (PDF) - Get a look at the changes SCDCA is bringing to the citizens of SC. From a new totally online complaint system to our Identity Theft Unit, we are making great strides to be there for our residents!