Price gouging is always a concern whenever a major hurricane is imminent, but the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office is prepared to tackle any indications of the practice ahead of Hurricane Dorian.
“Now that the Governor has declared a state of emergency, price gouging is a criminal offense,” said Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle.
The office’s price gouging hotline is now fully operational, Rundle said, adding that her team of investigators is prepared to answer any complaints of price gouging.
“We are joining efforts with the Miami-Dade Police Department to combat any greedy individuals and businesses that may use tragic events like a hurricane to take advantage of our community’s fundamental needs by unnecessarily hiking prices to outrageous levels.”
“Greedy actions will not be tolerated before, during, or after any natural disaster,” she said
If you would like to report any suspicion of price gouging, contact the State Attorney’s Hotline at 305-547-3300.