How to report gas price gouging

How to report gas price gouging
(Source: Sharifa Jackson/WTVM)
(Source: Sharifa Jackson/WTVM)

(WTVM) – Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency in wake of Hurricane Irma and in that declaration Deal mentions price gouging for gas prices is illegal.

Ahead of Hurricane Irma, I've issued an executive order prohibiting price gouging and waiving rules and regulations for motor vehicles transporting supplies, equipment, personnel, goods, and services associated with disaster assistance and relief.

To report price gouging in Georgia, contact the Consumer Protection Unit at 404-651-8600 or 1-800-869-1123. Officials urge consumers to include as many details as possible.Click here to report online and for more information.

Please do the following:

  • Note the time, place, address, and name of the gas station or business
  • Note the price you paid
  • Note any prices nearby and get the same information on those stations or businesses
  • Take pictures that identify the business, along with the price
  • Provide your name and contact information

In Alabama, if you witness what you believe to be price gouging, fill out this form.

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