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Attorney General Investigating Hundreds of Ice Storm Price Gouging Complaints

The investigation is now looking into 400 complaints from both central and western Kentucky.

The allegations are that people could be paying way too much money…and being taken advantage of for services they need to help them through the suffering of the past two weeks.

People are complaining that they’re paying too much for hotel rooms, kerosene and generators.

“We have received a few complaints from Lexington and Danville,” said Shelley Johnson, a spokesperson for Attorney General Jack Conway. The bulk of the complaints are in western Kentucky.

Attorney General office staff would not comment on the specific allegations..but they do have some advice..if you believe you’ve been a victim of price gouging.

“Send us digital photos, send us a receipt if possible,” said Johnson.

Johnson also said if you’re approached by people asking to do debris removal work for you, never pay in advance, make sure the contractor is licensed, insured or bonded and get the contract in writing.

If you think you're witnessing price gouging, you can call the attorney general at 1-888-432-9257.


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