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Price-gouging during severe weather and what you can do about it

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price gouging during severe weather

During natural disasters or other state of emergency events, price-gouging can occur. “Price-gouging” refers to businesses that charge exorbitant prices for necessities due to an increase in demand typically around the time of a severe weather event.

If you feel that you have been the victim of price-gouging, here are some steps you can take:

 

  • Note the time, place, address, and name of the gas station
  • Write down the price you paid
  • Note any prices nearby and get the same information on those stations
  • Take pictures that identify the station and price
  • Provide your name and contact information

 

Contact the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office at [email protected] or 803-737-3953 if you have witnessed a violation. The S.C. Attorney General’s Office will need this information to conduct a thorough investigation.

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