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Reports of price gouging abound during Emergency Declarations

In the State of Texas there have been over 255 reports of price gouging. In the state Price Gouging is illegal and carries with it stiff penalties.

Under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, price gougers may be required to reimburse consumers and may be held liable for civil penalties of up to $10,000 per violation. An additional penalty of up to $250,000 incurs if the affected consumers are elderly.

The office of the Attorney General in Texas advises to report price gouging at https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/consumer-protection/disaster-and-emergency-scams/how-spot-and-report-price-gouging

On the webpage there are ways to spot and report price gouging as well as information on scams on during emergency situations/times.

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