FL officials activate price gouging hotline following coronavirus-related state of emergency

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(WDHN) — Florida’s attorney general is working to prevent any rip-offs, scams, or overcharging as the state deals with at least 20 confirmed cases of coronavirus.

Tuesday, Attorney General Ashley Moody activated the state’s price gouging hotline.

The move comes one day after Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency after 20 cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Florida.

The gouging hotline prevents sellers from overcharging customers for commodities that were previously easy to find and purchase.

“I have a rapid response team ready to immediately respond to allegations of price gouging and our consumer protection division continues to look for scams by fraudsters who would use this situation to rip-off Floridians,” Moody said.

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