'Stop Price Gouging,' 34 Attorneys General Tell Amazon, Walmart, Others

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Online platforms have "an ethical obligation" to root out price gouging on hand sanitizer and other high-demand products during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond, top law enforcement officials from across the country say. In letters to Amazon , Walmart , eBay , Facebook and Craigslist on Wednesday, 34 attorneys general say these companies' efforts to crack down on overpriced items on their selling platforms have so far "failed to remove unconscionably priced critical supplies." The officials are calling on the companies to create policies that look at prices historically to detect surges, set up a portal for shoppers to report pricing complaints and proactively monitor and respond to spiking prices at all times and not just during emergencies. "These...

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'Stop Price Gouging,' 34 Attorneys General Tell Amazon, Walmart, Others

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