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AG Pax­ton Warns of Price Goug­ing as Tex­ans Pre­pare to Pre­vent the Spread of Coronavirus

As Texans take precautions against exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and prepare for the possibility of self-quarantine if affected, Attorney General Ken Paxton warned that state law prohibits price gouging in the wake of a declared disaster.

March 13, 2020 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton: 6 Gas Sta­tions Agree to Refund Cus­tomers for Hur­ri­cane Har­vey Price Gouging

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his Consumer Protection Division settled lawsuits against two Texas gas stations accused of price gouging during the declared disaster for Hurricane Harvey.

May 21, 2019 | Press Release

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Warns of Dis­as­ter Scams Fol­low­ing Texas Floods

“Throughout the storms and floods of this week, we’ve witnessed the courage of our first responders and the generosity of neighbors coming together to help their fellow Texans, and our prayers remain with those whose lives have been altered or lost in these severe storms,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Unfortunately, people who have already been through so much also need to be wary of bad actors taking advantage of their circumstances. To that end, I’d like to caution everyone in any area affected by storms and flood to be extremely careful with people offering to help you rebuild or reconstruct.”

April 20, 2016

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Warns Tex­ans of Price Goug­ing in Wake of Disaster

Following severe weather, tornado and flooding that began on May 4, 2015 impacting North Texas communities, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today warned Texans that state law prohibits price gouging in the wake of a declared disaster.

May 12, 2015