SC Department of Consumer Affairs reports more than 1,400 scams in 2017

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs has just released a new report showing the top scams they saw in 2017.

According to the the latest numbers, more than 14 hundred scams were reported 49 percent of them were imposter scams. Officials say 11 percent were from sweepstakes and and another 9 percent made up fake debt collections scams.

The spokesman for the SCDCA, Juliana Harris says these scams cost a loss of more than 1 million dollars.

If you think you or someone you know has been a victim, you can report it to Consumer Affairs by calling 1844-835-5322 , or go to


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