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Consumers Should Beware of Price Gauging Under Coronavirus State of Emergency

03/06/2020 11:50 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

As health-related supplies fly off store shelves amid growing fears of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Santa Monica City Attorney’s office is asking consumers to beware of illegal price gauging.

Price gouging, or raising the cost of certain goods or services more than 10 percent during a State of Emergency, is against the law, according to the Consumer Protection Division.

Read More: http://www.surfsantamonica.com/ssm_site/the_lookout/news/News-2020/March-2020/03_05_2020_Consumers_Should_Beware_of_Price_Gauging.html

AND: https://www.santamonica.gov/press/2020/03/06/santa-monica-city-attorney-warns-about-price-gouging-following-statewide-declaration-of-emergency-for-novel-coronavirus-cases

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