Tracking Coronavirus: Filing a price-gouging complaint

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Gov. Bill Lee’s state of emergency declaration due to the spread of the novel coronavirus is triggering Tennessee’s anti-price gouging laws.

State law prohibits vendors from charging too much during a crisis tied to a state of emergency.

The attorney general’s office can put a stop to price gouging and seek refunds from customers; the courts may also impose penalties against price gougers.

If you see price gouging, you can report it to state officials.

If you’d like more information on how to file a complaint, click here.

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