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The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs was established in 1974 to be the state consumer protection agency. The Department of Consumer Affairs helps to formulate and modify consumer laws, policies and regulations; regulates the consumer credit marketplace; resolves complaints arising out of the production, promotion or sale of consumer goods or services in South Carolina, whether or not credit is involved; and promotes a healthy competitive business climate with mutual confidence between buyers and sellers. Overall, the agency protects consumers while giving due regard to those businesses acting in a fair and honest manner.

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  • What you need to know about flood damaged vehicles 

    South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2015-10)
    When shopping for a new or used vehicle, be cautious of dishonest businesses and individuals who may try to sell you a flood-damaged vehicle. Vehicles that have been underwater can have serious mechanical or electrical ...
  • Recovering from a disaster 

    South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2016-06)
    This document gives tips on what to do in personal situations in case of a disaster. It explores paying your bills, researching options, finding a place to live, replacing lost or damaged documents and safeguarding ...
  • CHILD IDENTITY THEFT : WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 

    South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2016-10)
    This document explains child identity theft, warning signs of child identity theft, how to protect your child's information and how to teach your child to protect their information.
  • Fiscal Year 2015-16 Accountability Report 

    South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2016)
    The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs reports to the Office of State Budget its annual accountability report that includes an executive summary, a description of the leadership system, customer focus and ...
  • Consumer alert 

    South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2014 Sprin)
    The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs publishes Consumer Alerts to alert the public, businesses, and government agencies about scams, product recalls and consumer education.
  • Consumer alert 

    South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2013-Sprin)
    The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs publishes Consumer Alerts to alert the public, businesses, and government agencies about scams, product recalls and consumer education.
  • Consumer alert 

    South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2012-Sprin)
    The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs publishes Consumer Alerts to alert the public, businesses, and government agencies about scams, product recalls and consumer education.
  • Consumer alert 

    South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2012-Speci)
    The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs publishes Consumer Alerts to alert the public, businesses, and government agencies about scams, product recalls and consumer education.
  • Consumer alert 

    South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2012-Fall)
  • 2015 Mortgage Log Analysis Report 

    South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2016-07-01)
    The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs publishes an annual mortgage log report as a requirement of the South Carolina Mortgage Lending Act, which became effective on January 1, 2010. The mortgage log report ...

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