Pennsylvania AG announces tool to combat coronavirus price gouging


HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — State Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced on Friday, a tool created to combat price hiking amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Price gouging has been a common issue amidst the worldwide outbreak with cleaning products, face masks, and the like, severely increased which takes advantage of consumers.

If you see or notice the price of a product having been heavily marked up, submit that information to

“As Pennsylvania continues to manage the spread of the coronavirus, merchants should be put on notice: you cannot use a public health emergency as a business opportunity,” Shapiro said in a statement. “For consumers, just know: if you see the price of basic goods skyrocket ― reach out to my Office. Let us know. Our agency is here to protect you from being taken advantage of.”

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