June 4, 2013
Jefferson City, Mo. — Attorney General Chris Koster today warned individuals and businesses against price-gouging following the tornadoes and storms in St. Louis.
"Missouri law is clear – price gouging is illegal and the Attorney General’s Office will investigate and prosecute instances of price-gouging to the full extent of the law," Koster said.
The Attorney General urged any person who believes a business has suddenly and artificially raised the prices on necessities should contact his office at 1-800-392-8222, or file a complaint online.
Koster said those who violate price-gouging laws can face penalties of up to $1,000 per violation.