Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

price gouging

Floridians flood price-gouging hotline

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

Floridians bracing for the pounding winds and rains of powerful Hurricane Irma are complaining at a historic clip about price gouging and shortages of fuel, Attorney General Pam Bondi said Thursday.

Keep Reading

Pam Bondi takes on price gougers

in Statewide/Top Headlines by
Pam Bondi 9-6-2017

Attorney General Pam Bondi has declared war on price-gouging as Hurricane Irma continues its trek toward the state. Bondi, who met with reporters Wednesday evening at her Tallahassee price-gouging call center, said staffers have logged roughly 1,500 complaints since she activated the state’s hotline at (866) 9-NO-SCAM on Monday. She also asked Floridians to report price-gouging by going to her website.

Keep Reading

Bill Nelson asks FTC to go after gas gougers

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson asked the Federal Trade Commission to keep a lookout for price gougers ahead of Hurricane Irma’s potential landfall on Florida shores.

Keep Reading

Pam Bondi activates price gouging hotline

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

Attorney General Pam Bondi on Monday night activated Florida’s price gouging hotline for all consumers in Florida. The opening of the hotline came after Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in all 67 counties because of Hurricane Irma—a Category 4 hurricane that could hit the state this week.

Keep Reading

Pam Bondi activates price gouging hotline ahead of Tropical Storm Emily

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

Attorney General Pam Bondi activated the state’s price gouging hotline, after Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in 31 counties in preparation for Tropical Storm Emily. State law prohibits extreme increases in the price of essential commodities — like food, water, hotels, gasoline and equipment — that is needed as a direct result of an officially declared emergency. People who suspect price gouging during the declared state of emergency should report it to the Attorney General’s Office by…

Keep Reading

Hurricane season is prime time for scams, price gouging, Pam Bondi warns

in Apolitical by

It’s hurricane season. Brace for rip-offs. Following Hurricane Matthew last year, Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office drew more than 3,100 complaints of price gouging, resulting in 21 investigations and four lawsuits. As the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season opened Thursday, Bondi referred Floridians to her 2017 Hurricane Preparedness Guide. It’s a primer, containing easy-to-use checklists and definitions of terms — plus warnings against scams of every color. Like tree-removal scams, building repair scams, debris-removal scams, disaster relief scams and water testing…

Keep Reading

Pam Bondi alleges Pinellas, Hillsborough motels committed price gouging

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi filed three actions Thursday against lodging businesses in the Tampa Bay area alleging price gouging while the area was under a state of emergency for Hurricane Matthew. “As Hurricane Matthew strengthened into a dangerous category four storm, more than a million Floridians and visitors were urged to evacuate,” Bondi said. “Many of these people turned to these businesses for safe shelter but could not afford a room. During any emergency, it is extremely important that we come…

Keep Reading

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons
Go to Top