Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and her team are charged with many important tasks before, during and after a natural disaster. One important item for the public to remember is their price gouging hotline, 1-866-966-7226.
It is unlawful for any merchant to sell necessary commodities at a grossly inflated price 30 days prior to the declaration of a state of emergency. That includes things like food, ice, gas, lumber, etc.
As Florida continues to recover from Hurricane Irma, we can all help and watch for bad actors who may try to take advantage of this serious situation.
– Carrie Patrick, CoreMessage, Inc.