For Immediate Release
March 25, 2020
Kate Spiner, Director of Communications
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Concord, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announces that New Hampshire along with 32 Attorneys General, has signed on to a letter urging Amazon, Facebook, Ebay, Walmart, and Craigslist to more rigorously monitor price gouging practices by online sellers using their services, most recently as a result of the COVID-19 public heath crisis.
The letter calls on companies to do more to prevent price gouging on products that are essential to public health, like hand sanitizer or cleaning supplies, as COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread across the country and after the pandemic has subsided.
Specifically, the letter request that companies take the following steps to crack down on price gouging:
In addition, New Hampshire consumers are encouraged to exercise added vigilance when making purchases and interacting with online sellers as the COVID-19 may provide opportunities for individuals to engage in unlawful activities. New Hampshire does not have a specific anti-price gouging statute; however, state law does prohibit unfair and deceptive conduct and the Attorney General's Office vigorously enforces New Hampshire consumer protection laws.
To report unfair or deceptive conduct by a business, contact the Consumer Protection Hotline:
Attached: Letter to Amazon
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New Hampshire Department of Justice
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