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SC officials tweet about identity theft

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Participant can tweet their questions on their computers or mobile devices. (File/FOX Carolina) Participant can tweet their questions on their computers or mobile devices. (File/FOX Carolina)
COLUMBIA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Have questions about identity theft? South Carolina consumer officials will have a live chat on Twitter to answer people's questions.

The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (@SCDCA) is hosting the live chat from noon to 1 p.m. Friday via Twitter. Anyone with questions just has to tweet their questions with the #SCDCAsecure.

"Hosting Twitter chats is the most logical next step in SCDCA's social media initiative," said Carri Grube Lybarker, Administrator of SCDCA. "This forum provides a creative, cost-effective way for our agency to connect with South Carolina consumers."

To follow the chat, Twitter users can read the stream of tweets here.

While the chat is not directly related to identity protection paid for by the state in the wake of the South Carolina Department of Revenue's security breach last fall, taxpayers looking to protect their identities through a free program only have a few days left.

Taxpayers have until Sunday to sign up for a year of free-credit monitoring through the Experian ProctectMyID Alert program. 

To sign up, taxpayers can enroll over the phone by calling 1-866-578-5422 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the weekend.

Those wanting to sign up online can visit protectmyid.com/scdor and enter the code SCDOR123 when prompted. Businesses can also check credit reports and scores through Experian here.

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