RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia’s price-gouging laws are now in effect.
That means since the governor has declared a state of emergency, it’s against the law to charge too much for storm-related goods and services. The law applies to all levels of the supply chain: from the manufacturer to the distributor to the store.
Attorney General Mark Herring’s office sent a news release that said in part, “Virginia’s history of action against businesses who violate these protections shows that we take complaints seriously, and I intend to responsibly investigate any claims of violations.”
To report price gouging, you can call the Consumer Protection Hotline or download a complaint form from the Attorney General’s website and submit it in-person, by mail, or by fax. Consumers are encouraged to keep any relevant documentation and submit copies with their complaint.
Office of the Attorney General of Virginia
Consumer Protection Section
900 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
By Fax: (804) 225-4378
By Phone: (800) 552-9963, or (804) 786-2042