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Welcome to the Office of the Attorney General Online Submission Form
Price Gouging Complaint Form
Use this form only for complaints about price gouging related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
For all other consumer complaints, please use our
Consumer Frauds Bureau Online Complaint Form
The OAG enforces New York's price gouging statute, section 396-r of the New York General Business Law, which prohibits unconscionably excessive pricing of necessary consumer goods and services during any abnormal disruption of the market. During this COVID-19 outbreak, this applies to necessary consumer goods such as hand sanitizers and other disinfecting products, toilet paper and basic food items.
Given the volume of complaints we are receiving, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your individual complaint at this time.
Certain products and services may not be covered by New York State's price gouging law. Because the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Surgeon General do not recommend face masks as necessary for the general public, we do not believe that the state price gouging law currently applies to the sale of face masks to consumers. If you purchased a face mask from a New York City retailer, you can file a complaint with the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), which recently adopted a temporary emergency rule making it illegal to drastically increase prices of certain items in shortage. To file a complaint with the DCA, or for a complete list of items covered by NYC's emergency regulation, go to
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