Warning Against Price Gouging During Storm

By Jared Mandel

Warning Against Price Gouging During Storm

October 28, 2012 Updated Oct 28, 2012 at 3:16 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) With Hurricane Sandy approaching New York many necessities like food, water and gas are in high demand.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman today issued an open letter to vendors in the storm's path warning against price gouging.

General business law prohibits the inflation of necessary goods, as well as services like transportation during natural disasters.

New York State supermarkets, gas stations, hardware stores, as well as taxi services are among the businesses that received the notice.

Anyone who feels that they have witnessed potential price gouging can contact the Attorney General's office to file a complaint.