South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs
The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs offers
consumer education programs that cover a wide range of topics including:
identity theft, mortgage issues, credit report issues and miscellaneous information
on avoiding scams and various frauds.
Contact the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs – consumer
education programs at (803) 734-4214 or http://www.scconsumer.gov/consumer_education.htm
Federal Trade Commission
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) works under federal laws
to protect and educate consumers. The
FTC offers information on many topics including automobiles, credit and loans,
and investments and business opportunities.
The following link to the FTC’s Website contains many free publications
to help alert consumers on how to avoid frauds and scams