DENVER - 9Wants to Know is hearing from people concerned about price hikes for post-flood necessities such as hotel rooms, water and gasoline.
A spokeswoman from the Colorado Attorney General's Office said price gouging remains legal in this state. Businesses can charge more for essential goods after disasters, as long as they properly disclose the current price on signs and advertising.
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Colorado does have a law to protect consumers from false advertising.
Customers with concerns about companies' business practices are encouraged to file a complaint. The Colorado Attorney General's Office consumer hotline is 800-222-4444. People can also file a complaint online at www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov/complaint.
The Attorney General's Office is particularly concerned about allegations of charity fraud or home repair scams, but the office has not seen an influx of these calls since last week's storms.
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