Pa. attorney general asks online retailers to fight price gouging during coronavirus

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, along with attorneys general from across the country, issued a letter Wednesday requesting online retailers more rigorously monitor price-gouging practices by some of the sellers using their services.

Shapiro is among the attorneys general leading the effort and making this request of Amazon, Facebook, eBay, Walmart and Craigslist.

“Ripping off consumers by jacking up prices in the middle of a public emergency is against the law and online resellers like Amazon must join in this fight,” Shapiro said. “These companies form the backbone of online retail and have an obligation to stop illegal price gouging now and put strong practices into place to stop it from happening in the future.”

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