Florida has received more than 2,000 reports of price gouging

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Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office said it has recieved more than 2,000 reports of price gouging ahead of Hurricane Dorian. Examples include a West Palm Beach gas station charging more than $4 for gasoline that last week was just $2.79. LIVE COVERAGE: Dorian inches toward FloridaOne Florida store was reportedly selling a 24-count case of water for $9. That pack usually retails for about $4. State authorities have investigated about 145 of the reported businesses reported and forced owners to lower prices. Gas and food are typical targets of price gouging, but officials say they are also hearing of some instances involving hotels. Last week, Attorney General Ashley Moody activated Florida’s price-gouging hotline for consumers all over the state ahead of Hurricane Dorian’s possible arrival. The Attorney General’s Office said that residents are encouraged to call the hotline if they believe that businesses are illegally raising prices on necessary commodities.During a declared state of emergency, storm-related price increases on essentials like water, lumber, and generators are illegal, as is gas gouging.The hotline number is 1-866-9-NO-SCAM.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office said it has recieved more than 2,000 reports of price gouging ahead of Hurricane Dorian.

Examples include a West Palm Beach gas station charging more than $4 for gasoline that last week was just $2.79.

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One Florida store was reportedly selling a 24-count case of water for $9. That pack usually retails for about $4.

State authorities have investigated about 145 of the reported businesses reported and forced owners to lower prices.

Gas and food are typical targets of price gouging, but officials say they are also hearing of some instances involving hotels.

Last week, Attorney General Ashley Moody activated Florida’s price-gouging hotline for consumers all over the state ahead of Hurricane Dorian’s possible arrival.

The Attorney General’s Office said that residents are encouraged to call the hotline if they believe that businesses are illegally raising prices on necessary commodities.

During a declared state of emergency, storm-related price increases on essentials like water, lumber, and generators are illegal, as is gas gouging.

The hotline number is 1-866-9-NO-SCAM.