Here’s How to Report Price Gouging in Michigan
The Michigan Attorney General's office has received (at this time) 181 reports of price gouging in the state of Michigan related to coronavirus.
If you suspect price gouging, call 877-765-8388 or you can file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau. The phone number is usually staffed Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:30, but those hours may be extended as demand grows.
Price gouging is increasing prices by 20% over previous levels.
- According to Governor Gretchen Whitmer's office, "No one shall offer for sale or sell any product in this state at a price that is more than 20 percent higher than what the person offered or charged for that product as of March 9, 2020, unless the person demonstrates that the price increase is attributable to an increase in the cost of bringing the product to market.
- No one who has acquired any product from a retailer shall resell that product in the state at a price that is grossly in excess of the purchase price at which they bought the product.
The restrictions will be in effect until April 13, 2020.