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Attorney General Morrisey Urges Consumers to Report Instances of Price Gouging
Friday, January 10, 2014 - 05:33 Updated 2 years ago From a News Release by WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey
“It is illegal for any person or entity to inflate the price of water in times of emergency,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “We are hearing reports of price gouging going on already in the region. It is illegal and just plain wrong for a business to take advantage of consumers and West Virginians during an emergency.”
Morrisey encouraged anyone who has been charged overly inflated prices to file a complaint with the office’s Consumer Protection Division at 800-368-8808. All reports filed will be used by the Office to identify offending businesses and people. Consumers who paid high prices should make a copy of the receipt, if they still have it, and attach the copy to their complaint.
“While our hope is that these incidences are rare, they do sometimes occur,” Morrisey said. “In those situations, we will aggressively prosecute anyone who has taken advantage of West Virginians in their time of need. We will have no mercy for businesses who try to make a quick buck by taking advantage of people.”