Another North Carolina business is being investigated for possible price gouging linked to Hurricane Matthew.
The AG's office subpoenaed a rental car business after it received 8 complaints this month. The company's locations in Boone, Elizabeth City, Fayetteville, Lumberton, and Raleigh are accused doubled their prices from about $30 per day to about $60 per day after storms and flooding.
One person filed a complaint that said she rented a car for a week and it cost her $175. She tried to rent the car again the following week, and the rate jumped up to $345 after the storm.
180 consumers have alerted the Attorney General’s Office to possible price gouging related to Hurricane Matthew. Consumers can report gouging by calling 1-877-5-NO-SCAM (toll-free within North Carolina) or filing a price gouging complaint online at ncdoj.gov.