Updated Identity Theft Unit Guide Tells You How to Keep Your Information Safe

COLUMBIA, S.C. – In celebration of National Consumer Protection Week 2019 (NCPW), the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is releasing an updated Identity Theft Unit (IDTU) guide. From security freezes to account monitoring tools, the IDTU guide has you covered. The guide also includes:

  • Affected by a security breach? What to do, who to contact and tips on how to defend yourself in the future.
  • How to protect your child’s identity.
  • The dos and don’ts of sharing your personal identifying information.
  • Are you an ID theft victim? What you do next.
  • And so many more tips and tricks to keep your information safe.

SCDCA will also offer two free webinars this week on avoiding scams. Consumers wanting to learn how to Ditch the Pitch and guard against scams can choose to listen on either of the dates below:

For more information on identity theft and scams, visit our website and click the Identity Theft Unit tab. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to receive tips throughout NCPW so you can learn the ways to keep your personal identifying information safe.Consumers who believe they are the victim of a security breach, scam or identity theft are encouraged to seek guidance from SCDCA’s Identity Theft Unit. Call (844) TELL DCA (835-5322) or fill out an ID Theft Intake form by visiting our website and clicking on the How Do I… button, then Report Identity Theft.

The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs aims to protect consumers from inequities in the marketplace through advocacy, complaint mediation, enforcement and education. To file a complaint or get information on consumer issues, visit www.consumer.sc.gov or call toll-free, 1 (800) 922-1594.

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