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Attorney General Letitia James urges consumers to report price gouging of COVID-related items such as home tests

As demand for rapid, at-home COVID-19 tests increases, there are allegations of price gouging.

New York Attorney General Letitia James wants to hear about them. She issued a consumer alert this week for at-home tests and other COVID-related products that are in high demand. James said “as New York sees an exponential rise in COVID-19 cases, more and more New Yorkers are looking for at-home tests and other tools in the fight against the coronavirus. If New Yorkers see exorbitant price increases on testing kits or other goods vital and necessary for health, safety, and welfare, they are encouraged to report it to my office immediately.”

James says her office has received complaints of some products selling for double or triple their normal retail prices. State law prevents raising the price of any product “vital to their health, safety, or welfare.”

Anyone encountering price gouging should call 800-771-7755 or file an online complaint.

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