Hotline to report price gouging in Kentucky now open

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- Now that a state of emergency has been declared in Kentucky, Attorney General Andy Beshear is asking Kentuckians to report instances of price gouging to his office.

Anyone with specific information regarding possible price gouging should contact the Office of the Attorney General at 888-432-9257 or e-mail consumerprotection@ky.gov.

“Many of our Kentucky families and communities have been hit hard by recent storms,” Beshear said. “The last thing they need now is someone attempting to take advantage of them financially during a crisis. My office stands ready to investigate and prosecute anyone using predatory pricing to profit from this disaster.”

Beshear said that the recent emergency executive order issued by the governor triggers Kentucky’s consumer protection measures for the next 15 days and added that the measures may be extended.

The Office of the Attorney General can now investigate instances of price gouging including generators, building supplies, chainsaws, hotel rooms and other necessary goods and services at an exorbitant price in a time of disaster.