Nebraska AG warns online marketplaces about price gouging
"We will investigate, and when possible, prosecute to the fullest extent,” stated Attorney General Peterson.
Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson joined 32 others in writing a letter urging online marketplace giants like Amazon, eBay and Facebook to monitor price gouging on their sites during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Peterson encouraged people to file complaints with the AG’s office is they believe price gouging is occurring in Nebraska.
“We will investigate, and when possible, prosecute to the fullest extent,” Peterson said in a statement.
The letter lists several examples of price gouging on these marketplace platforms, all of which took place only in March: on Craigslist, a two-liter bottle of hand sanitizer was being sold for $250; on Facebook Marketplace, an eight-ounce bottle was being sold for $40; and on eBay, packs of face masks were being sold for $40 and $50.