As panic buying due to COVID-19 increased, so did the efforts of scammers. BPR spoke with North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein about how to stay alert:
When the state of emergency was declared last month for North Carolina it triggered laws against price gouging explains Stein.
“What we ask people to do is if they see something that is way more expensive then it was before the emergency, they should just let my office know,” says Stein.
Stein says more than 1,000 complaints filed have been filed across North Carolina.