It’s against the law, but after storms there are always those con artists who seek to price gouge victims. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter says his Consumer Protection Unit is on alert, but homeowners need to be wary. He says be cautious and try to only deal with contractors you know.
When a declaration of emergency is declared, the price gouging statute is automatically triggered. It prohibits an increase of more than 10% for goods and services.
Anyone with a complaint should contact the A.G’s Consumer Protection Unit.