There continues to be reports of price gouging in Connecticut on items that have been selling out quickly, including hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes.
Danbury Mayor Mark Bought says that's something they're keeping an eye on, but he had this warning. If for instance there's no paper towels in the City, except at one retailer who is charging $5 a roll, it may not be right but it's not necessarily considered price gouging under state statute. To make a case, it has to be broad and happening all the time.
Boughton notes that one company was caught price gouging, using Amazon for fulfillment.
Anyone who suspects price gouging can file a complaint through the Office of the State Attorney General website, and list accurate information about the company, retail store or online vendor. In the complaint, consumers should list the date and time of the instance, and also submit any pictures that show the suspected price hike.
If consumers are unable to file a complaint online or via email, they can call the Office of the Attorney General at 860-808-5318.