Beware Coronavirus Scams and Price Gouging
Attorneys general are warning consumers to beware of scams and price gouging associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Unfortunately, crises like this often bring out scam artists hoping to take advantage of people’s fears and concerns. Attorneys general enforce consumer protection laws that prohibit scams. Many attorneys general also enforce statutes prohibiting price gouging. Price gouging refers to sellers trying to take unfair advantage of consumers during an emergency or disaster by greatly increasing prices for essential consumer goods and services. Laws on price gouging vary depending on where you live. To learn more about what your attorney general is doing to protect consumers during the coronavirus crisis or to report price gouging concerns, click on the map to be directed to your attorney general’s website.
See below for tips on how to avoid scams and other information from federal agencies.
How to Avoid Scams
Federal Agency Consumer Alerts and Tips
Federal agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission, are sharing tips and consumer alert information about how to avoid falling for coronavirus related scams.
For the most up to date information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic visit the Centers For Disease Control Website.