Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

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Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced his office is investigating complaints of price gouging in the COVID-19 public-health crisis.

“My office is investigating price gouging in the wake of the COVID-19 public health emergency. We do not identify the targets of our investigations, but we are taking formal investigative actions.”

He encourages consumers to file complaints if they suspect price gouging or scams related to COVID-19.

“Scammers often prey on fear. As the COVID-19 outbreak and response continue, Washingtonians may see people advertising products or services they claim treat or cure the disease. There is no specific antiviral treatment recommended for COVID-19 at this time. Any claims that a product or service can cure, kill, or destroy COVID-19 are probably false, and should be reported to our office.”

Information on filing a complaint is available here: https://www.atg.wa.gov/file-complaint