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With Hurricane Sally Impacting Panhandle, Ashley Moody Expands Price Gouging Hotline

As these two counties continue to fall within the predicted path of Hurricane Sally, Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency in those counties and Moody expanded the Price Gouging Hotline respectively.

Ashley Moody: Florida has Recovered More than $700,000 From COVID-19 Related Scams

Florida remains under a state of emergency due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. Gov. Ron DeSantis issued the emergency declaration in March. Following the declaration, Moody activated Florida’s Price Gouging Hotline for consumers to file complaints related to essential commodities needed to prevent contracting the virus.

Florida Attorney General’s Office Has Secured More than $240,000 in Refunds From Price Gouging

Violators of the price gouging statute are subject to civil penalties of $1,000 per violation and up to a total of $25,000 for multiple violations committed in a single 24-hour period.

Ashley Moody Showcases Consumer Protection Division’s Efforts Against Price Gouging During Pandemic

Moody’s team’s efforts include “issuing investigative subpoenas, securing refunds and working to address consumer concerns in real time” through its consumer hotline and various efforts.

Ashley Moody: Efforts to Crack Down on Coronavirus Price Gouging Resulted in More than...

This week, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody showcased her office’s efforts to crackdown on price gouging during the coronavirus pandemic.

Ashley Moody Responds to Consumer Reports of Price Gouging Due to Coronavirus

Moody assembled a Rapid Response Team to quickly respond to reports of unlawful price increases. Since Gov. Ron DeSantis’ COVID-19 emergency declaration activating Florida’s price gouging laws, Moody’s office has issued dozens of subpoenas, deactivated more than 100 online posts and secured thousands in direct refunds for consumers.

Ashley Moody Issues Consumer Alert as New COVID-19 Related Scams Emerge as Virus Spreads

The scams run the gambit from text messages and phone calls to imposters posing as health workers offering free COVID-19 tests. Moody called for Floridians to be on the lookout for scams and never give out personal or financial information to solicitors.

Ashley Moody, U.S. Attorneys Working Together Against Coronavirus Scams

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and the three U.S. attorneys teamed up on Thursday to warn Floridians about scams related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody Activates Coronavirus Price Gouging Hotline

Following an executive order from Gov. Ron DeSantis focused on coronavirus, on Tuesday, state Attorney General Ashley Moody activated Florida’s Price Gouging Hotline for all consumers in the state.