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National Consumer Protection Week Midlands Events

3:15 PM, Mar 4, 2013   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- The SC Department Of Consumer Affairs is offering a number of free activities statewide. 

To mark the 15th Annual National Consumer Protection Week, the SCDCA wants to help increase awareness on topics including financial literacy and identity theft. 

The events being offered include:

Columbia Area Free Shred Day :

March 6th 11A-2P Home Depot in Village At Sandhill
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

Residents are asked to limit their materials to five boxes of documents. 

ID Theft Seminar & Consultation : *pre-registration required

March 6th 12P SC Bar Conference Center
1501 Park Street
Columbia

Topics include Preventing Identity Theft, Security Freezes and Fraud Alerts, and Reading Your Credit Report & Disputing Errors

The seminar will also include the opportunity to consult with an attorney on your identity theft issue. 

To register for the ID Theft Seminar & Consultation, contact the SCDCA at 800-922-1594. 

The SCDCA encourages consumers to check out their website www.consumer.sc.gov for educational materials on identity theft, credit reports, debt collection and more.

Consumers can also visit www.ncpw.gov  to read, view, download and order multiple copies of educational materials provided by nearly 30 organizations. 


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