Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is making it easier to report COVID-19 price gouging with a new form on his website. The form, which can be found at https://ago.mo.gov/civil-division/consumer/price-gouging, allows Missouri consumers to answer price gouging-specific questions, streamlines the form process, and makes it easier for the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Team to track consumer complaints. There’s also a banner on the homepage that redirects consumers to that form.
The new form asks specific questions relating to price points, if other sellers were also selling items at this price, where the incident occurred, if a sale took place and more. These questions will aid the Consumer Protection Section in tracking down and investigating complaints. With price gouging, the more information the better, so Missourians are asked to be as descriptive as possible.
Price gouging can still be reported at the Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-800-392-8222 and on the standard consumer complaint form at ago.mo.gov, but if possible, consumers are urged to use the specific form if reporting price gouging.