Call on your state attorney general to investigate Amazon price gouging

After the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency, U.S. PIRG Education Fund found severe price gouging for hand sanitizer and face masks on Amazon's online marketplace. Nearly one in six of the products sold directly by Amazon had price spikes 50 percent higher than the average price.

Despite efforts by online marketplaces and attorneys general, these problems continue. I urge you to protect consumers from being taken advantage of during this pandemic by investigating Amazon and other online marketplaces for enabling price gouging.

Sincerely,



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