Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office Price Gouging Hotline in Full Operation

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Miami – June 28, 2021- Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle has announced that her Price Gouging Hotline is operational effective immediately and her team of investigators is fully
prepared to respond to any and all complaints of price gouging as a result of the Surfside collapse. There have been complaints of possible price gouging at area hotels.

“Now that the Governor has declared a state of emergency, price gouging is a criminal offense. We are joining efforts with the Miami-Dade Police Department to combat any greedy individuals and businesses that may use unprecedented events like the Surfside tragedy to take advantage of our community’s fundamental needs by unnecessarily hiking prices to outrageous levels,” commented State Attorney Fernandez Rundle. “Greedy actions will not be tolerated before, during, or after any natural disaster.”

To report any suspicion of price gouging, and in order to accommodate as many residents as possible, we have set up an email mailbox where complaints about possible price gouging may be sent. The email address is Hotline@miamisao.com.

Complainants will receive an automatic reply that the information submitted will be reviewed. Complaints should include the business name, physical address, item(s) believed to be price gouged with photos and receipt(s) and contact information for our staff to communicate with the complainant. Residents may also call the State Attorney’s Hotline at 305-547-3300.

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For further information contact Terry Chavez, Public Information Officer at (305) 547-0535 or TerryGonzalez-Chavez@MiamiSAO.com.