Martwick urges residents to report scams, price-gouging on items related to COVID-19

State Senator Robert Martwick (D-Chicago) is encouraging residents to file complaints with the Office of the Attorney General if they experience scams, price-gouging or other unfair practices on items related to COVID-19.

“It’s critical that we take action during this pandemic to ensure Illinoisans aren’t taken advantage of by price-gouging and other schemes,” Martwick said. “If you or someone you know has encountered these issues, I strongly encourage you to report it to the Attorney General’s office.”

In March, Governor JB Pritzker issued an executive order to crack down on price-gouging related to the coronavirus pandemic. Attorney General Kwame Raoul’s office is enforcing the order and directing businesses to maintain fair pricing practices on items that help limit the spread of COVID-19.

The Attorney General’s office is also monitoring pricing on online retail platforms including Amazon and eBay.

“This is a difficult time, and the last thing anyone needs to worry about is being cheated,” Martwick said. “I’m glad to see that the governor and the attorney general are acting decisively to eliminate scams and unfair pricing.”

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