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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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  • 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 ...
  • Forty years of consumer protection, 1975-2015 : the Department of Consumer Affairs’ impact on South Carolina 

    South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2015)
    This gives a short history of the Department of Consumer Affairs.
  • Fiscal Year 2014-15 Accountability Report 

    South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2015-09-11)
    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 ...
  • Shopping 

    South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2014-11)
    This SCDCA spotlight highlights the long-term effects of overspending using credit cards. Shopping with your heart instead of your head can cause you to lose sight of the long-term consequences of overspending. These tips ...

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