Hurricane Price Gouging

Aug 7, 2014


Pictures of price gouging for bottled water have been showing up on social media.   The State Office of Consumer Protection says it’s received about 20 complaints and is planning to investigate any price gouging.  The department placed a freeze on prices through August 15th  as part of an emergency proclamation by the governor.  Fines can range from $500 to $10,000  per violation.  Bruce Kim is from the Office of Consumer protection. 

Any violations can be reported by calling (808) 587-4272