SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) — The S.C. Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) has an updated guide on protecting yourself from identity theft and what to do if your identity is stolen.
In 2017, about 2.7 million consumers lost $905 million to fraud, according to the Federal Trade Commission.
SCDCA released its updated guide in celebration of National Consumer Protection Week 2019.
It has information on who to contact if your security is breached, protecting your child’s identity and more.
SCDCA is also offering webinars on how to avoid scams. The webinars are free and will be offered from noon to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 7
Those who think they have been the victim of a security breach, scam or identity theft are encouraged to call SCDCA’s Identity Theft Unit at 844-835-5322 or fill out an ID Theft Intake form at https://consumer.sc.gov.