The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs and the Federal Trade Commision both provide valuable resources that can help consumers avoid fraudulent transactions and scams.
The Secretary of State’s Office does not receive complaints against business entities. Additionally, the Secretary of State’s Office does not have the authority to investigate business entities. Consumers who have complaints against South Carolina businesses arising out of the promotion or sale of consumer goods or services should direct their complaints to the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs. The Website for the Department of Consumer Affairs is http://www.scconsumer.gov/ and the phone number is (803) 734-4200.
Consumers may also contact the Better Business Bureau at http://www.bbb.org/.
Do Not Call Registry
To register your phone number with the Federal Trade Commission’s Do Not Call Registry, visit the following Website: www.ftc.gov/donotcall