AG's Office Investigates New Price Gouging Claim

AG's Office Investigates Price Gouging Claims

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.

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