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Information about known scams and price gouging during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Price control restrictions enacted until April 13. With the declaration of a State of Emergency, price gouging controls are in effect. These price control restrictions remain in force for all 159 Georgia counties until 11:59 pm on April 13, 2020. Businesses may not sell any goods or services identified by Governor Kemp at a price higher than the price at which the goods or services were sold or offered for sale before the declaration of the State of Emergency. Attorney General Chris Carr is also stepping up the fight to rid the marketplace of price gougers and scammers by partnering with members of the Georgia and national business communities — including Amazon, eBay, Walmart, Facebook, Chevron, Publix, the Georgia Association of Convenience Stores, the Georgia Retailers, the Georgia Food Industry Association and the Better Business Bureau. To report violations, consumers should call 404-651-8600 or 1-800-869-1123 (outside metro Atlanta) or complete the online complaint form on the Consumer Protection Division’s website.
Governor Brian P. Kemp and Attorney General Chris Carr are warning Georgia residents to watch out for scams related to the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). These include websites selling bogus products, as well as fake emails, texts, and social media posts designed to steal people’s money and personal information. These scam emails and posts may promote awareness and offer prevention tips and fake information about cases in your area. They also might ask for donations to help victims of the virus, offer advice on unproven treatments, or contain malicious email attachments. Additionally, Carr is helping reinforce The White House National Security Council’s message about misinformation concerning a national lockdown or quarantine and helping reinforce local law enforcement warnings to consumers about door-to-door and drive-by testing solicitations.Attorney General Karr's Press ReleaseCoronavirus Scams and Information
Get the latest health updates and guidelines on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) from the Georgia Department of Public Health.
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