Fort Bend County officials launch anti-price gouging hotline
Fort Bend County Judge KP George and other county officials have launched an anti-price gouging hotline, according to a press release on Thursday. Officials also provide resources for residents during an emergency weather and energy situation. How can residents report?
How to report price gouging in Texas
The Harris County Attorney’s Office (HCAO) is urging residents to reports any instances of price gouging the encounter. I urge you to report price gouging on our website. We will hold businesses and individuals accountable for unfair practices.”AdHow to report price gouging in Harris County:Email your complaint to firstname.lastname@example.org . Complete the online form at harriscountycao.org/report-price-gougingHow to report price gouging in Texas:Call the Office of the Attorney General’s toll-free complaint line at (800) 621-0508. Please complete the form below to send your instance of price gouging to KPRC 2 Investigates.
Price gouging in Texas: This is what you need to know, how to report it during a declared disaster
HOUSTON If you see price gouging, know that its illegal. Thats the message that state officials want you to know as Laura churns toward the Texas coast. A disaster declaration triggers stiffer penalties for price gouging under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. In preparation for the coming storms, I urge all Texans to be cautious of dishonest individuals looking to scam vulnerable citizens, said Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Have you seen price gouging?
How to spot and report price gouging in Texas during coronavirus crisis
The spread of COVID-19 caused by the novel coronavirus has prompted many people to share concerns over possible price gouging in Texas. According to the Office of the Attorney General, price gouging is illegal and the Texas attorney general has authority to prosecute any business that engages in price gouging after a disaster has been declared by the governor or president. The state defines price gouging as such:Selling or leasing fuel, food, medicine, lodging, building materials, construction tools, or another necessity at an exorbitant or excessive price. Demanding an exorbitant or excessive price in connection with the sale or lease of fuel, food, medicine, lodging, building materials, construction tools, or another necessity. Anyone who has encountered price gouging during the coronavirus outbreak is asked to call the Office of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Hotline toll-free at 1-800-621-0508.