Price Gouging

Price gouging is illegal in North Carolina.

When our state suffers from a natural disaster, like Hurricane Florence, greedy businesses often take advantage of the victims of those natural disasters.

Price gouging laws go into effect when the Governor declares a State of Emergency for the state. Governor Cooper declared that North Carolina was under a State of Emergency due to Hurricane Florence on September 7, 2018.

Price gouging, or charging too much in times of crisis, can take many forms.  Price gouging typically occurs with the following items/services:

  • gas prices
  • food prices
  • hotel prices
  • contractor prices
  • prices for goods and services

Taking advantage of people who are facing a crisis is illegal and those taking advantage need to be held responsible. Under North Carolina law, gougers may be liable for fines of up to $5,000.00 for each violation.  Contact Miller Law Group if you experienced price gouging related to Hurricane Florence.


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