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    • COVID-19 spotlight : how to spot a scammer 

      South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2020-04-24)
      The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs is warning consumers and businesses to be on the look out for coronavirus scams. No two scams are the same but included in this sheet are some examples of how fraudsters ...
    • Ditch the pitch : a guide for guarding against scams 

      South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2019-03-21)
      This booklet is designed to arm yourself with the tips you need to spot and avoid scams. Navigating the ever-changing marketplace can be a daunting task. And with the rapid development of technology, scammers are more ...
    • Identity theft toolkit : what you need to do 

      South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2021-11)
      This toolkit is meant to serve as a guide to consumers who are victims of identity theft. The steps enclosed are general and apply to most identity theft situations. You may need to take additional steps tp resolve your ...
    • Spotlight : free prize, lottery & sweepstakes scams 

      South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2022-06-23)
      You get a call, an email, a direct message on social media or a letter in the mail that says you’ve just won $5,000! Or maybe even $5 million, a fabulous diamond ring, or luxury vacation. Sounds too good to be true? More ...
    • Spotlight : home rental scams 

      South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2022-03-22)
      As you shop around for a new place, be on guard against scammers who list fake places to live. Scammers advertise rentals that either don’t exist or aren’t available to trick you into sending money and giving over personal ...
    • Spotlight : scholarship and financial aid scams 

      South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2022-06-21)
      Going to college, vocational school, or a certificate program can often help you move up in your career and make more money - but it can also be expensive. Scammers take advantage of that, saying they’ll help you get ...
    • Spotlight : timeshare scams 

      South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2020-04-08)
      Most timeshare resale scams begin with an unsolicited phone call. If you receive unsolicited offers to sell your timeshare, you should be skeptical and proceed with caution. Property records are open to the public and ...
    • Spotlight : work from home scams 

      South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2020-12-14)
      This paper shows red flags of a work at home scam, dos and don'ts, some examples of work at home scams and red flags of any scam.
    • Spotlight: grandparent scams 

      South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (South Carolina State Library, 2021-03-16)
      You get a call or an email unexpectedly from someone who claims to be a friend or relative, maybe opening with a line like "Hi Grandma/Grandpa! Do you know who this is?", or something similar. The scammer hopes you will ...