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Recent News

Mon, 11/27/2023

(COLUMBIA, SC) – Today Secretary of State Mark Hammond joined other state, federal, and international charities regulators to announce Charity Fraud Awareness Week, which runs from November 27th…

Wed, 11/15/2023

View 2023 Angels here

(COLUMBIA, SC) – Today South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond announced the Angels of 2023. Secretary…

Fri, 10/27/2023

Precious metals dealer alleged to have targeted retirees in $68 million fraud

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Attorney General Alan Wilson and Secretary of State Mark Hammond…

Tue, 10/17/2023


(SPARTANBURG, SC)—On October 15, 2023, South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond presented Spartanburg County resident Peter Sam Kobes with the National Association of Secretary of…

Thu, 10/12/2023

(COLUMBIA, SC)—Today South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond issued a scam alert to businesses warning them of a bogus solicitation letter selling “certificates of status” and other…

Fri, 08/18/2023

(Columbia, SC) – South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond announced today that his office will accept nominations of charitable organizations for this year’s Angel awards.

Every year…

Thu, 07/20/2023

(Columbia, SC) — This fall, Secretary of State Mark Hammond will be offering seven free regional notary public seminars for South Carolina notaries and those interested in becoming a notary. …

Tue, 03/21/2023

(COLUMBIA) -- Today Secretary of State Mark Hammond issued a scam alert to warn residents of Fort Mill, South Carolina of illegal solicitation activity by Miracle House of Hope Ministries. “In the…

Mon, 02/13/2023

Secretary of State Mark Hammond’s Office joins Anderson County Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations in Counterfeit Merchandise Raid at Anderson Mall

(COLUMBIA, SC…

Wed, 11/30/2022

How South Carolinians Can Safely Donate & Shop Online

What you need to know:

  • Research charities before donating. The SC Secretary of State’s…
Wed, 11/30/2022

(COLUMBIA, SC) – Today South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond announced that his office has launched the online application for…

Wed, 11/16/2022

(COLUMBIA, SC) – Today South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond announced the Angels of 2022. Secretary Hammond recognized ten Angel charities at a press conference in the Edgar Brown…