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Consumer Protection


601 E St., NW
Washington DC 20049
Email: 1-888-687-2277
Website: Visit Website
Fraud Fighter Call Center: 1-800-646-2283

Consumer Credit Counseling Services

- 69 Robert Smalls Pkwy., Ste. 2-B
Beaufort SC 29902
Phone: (843) 379-2227
Call to speak to a counselor for advice on meeting your financial needs, including bankruptcy counseling, personal money management, and debt consolidation services. This is the local South Carolina branch of one of the leading national credit counseling organizations, so they have relationships with many national lenders as well as banks.

Family Service Center of South Carolina

632 Dupont Rd.
Charleston SC 29407
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 803-733-5450 Ext. 300
Columbia, Lexington, Greenville, Sumter, Winnsboro

Children Unlimited – Adoption and Support For Children
Dental Clinics
Consumer Credit Counseling
Youth and Adult Job Training

Family Services, Inc

4925 Lacross Rd, Suite 215
North Charleston SC 29406
Phone: (843) 735-7802
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Family Services Inc empowers individuals and families through advocacy, counseling, and education to gain and sustain assets and achieve financial stability.

Federal Trade Commission - Bureau of Consumer Protection

600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington DC 20580
Phone: (202) 326-2222
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Complaint Assistance: click here

Greenville County Human Relations Council

1 University Ridge Suite 1600
Greenville SC 29601
Phone: (864) 467-7095
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Counseling is available for: financial literacy, pre-purchase, foreclosure prevention, reverse mortgages, landlord and tenant issues. Spanish language services are also available

Call toll free: 866-495-3918

Human Relation Commission of Greenville

Greenville SC
Phone: 864-467-7095
Works with Upstate Homeless Coalition of SC for housing, mortgage, and financial aid assistance.

Origin SC

4925 Lacross Rd. Ste. 215
Charleston SC 29406
Phone: 8437357802
Origin SC - Homeownership Resource Center
: (843) 744-1348 x7862

Some of the programs offered by the agency include credit counseling, financial literacy workshops, personal financial counseling, and also debt management as well as negotiation services.

Administers the statewide free foreclosure prevention programs and resources for homeowners. Assistance is available for the unemployed and families facing a hardship in South Carolina.

Security Federal Bank Financial Counseling

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 803-641-3000
Website: Visit Website
Aiken, Lexington, Columbia

Security Federal Bank is committed to providing the highest level of financial services in a trustworthy, courteous and professional manner, treating all of our customers equitably and fairly. In fact, we have a long tradition of focusing on the customers we serve. Our central theme is “Do what’s in the best interest of the customer.” This slogan reverberates throughout the entire organization and is spoken frequently by our Chairman of the Board.

South Carolina Consumer Finance Division of the Board of Financial Institutions

1205 Pendleton St. Ste. 306
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 734-2020
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The Consumer Finance Division's mission is to serve the citizens of the State of South Carolina by protecting the borrowing public and ensuring that state consumer finance laws and regulations are followed.

South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs

2221 Devine St., Ste. 200
Columbia SC 29205
Phone: (803) 734-4200
Website: Visit Website
Call toll free: 1-800-922-1594

South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff

1401 Main St., Ste. 900
Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 737-5230
Website: Visit Website
Call toll free 1-800-922-1531

Hours are Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm.

Upstate Homeless Coalition of South Carolina

150 Executive Center Dr., #B211, Anderson Bldg., Ste. 212
Greenville SC 29615
Phone: (864) 241-0462
Mostly housing and mortgage programs, but other financial aid can be provided too.