The Anti-Price Gouging Act prohibits a “supplier” from charging unconscionable prices for “necessary goods and services” within the affected area during the thirty (30) day period following a declared state of emergency.
The term “necessary goods and services” includes those goods or services for which demand does, or is likely to,increase as a result of the disaster. Potential examples include, but are not limited to, water, ice, food, generators,batteries, home repair materials and services, and tree removal services.
If you think you might've been gouged by a business or service, you can call Virginia's consumer protection hotline at 1-800-552-9963.
To download a copy of the Price Gouging Complaint Form, Click Here.