Stop Evil and Report Gas Price Gouging in Georgia
Price gouging is the unethical behavior of charging plumped prices during times of duress. We see it most during gasoline shortages, holiday travel weekends, and natural disasters in Georgia. is illegal in Georgia, but it's happening right now, and you can help prevent it with DoNotPay.
Whether you're just traveling through "the Peach State" or living here full time, you've probably been a victim of gas price gouging. It's time to take a stand and stop this awful practice. The DoNotPay App is the fastest, most straightforward way to report or any state.
This article explores how to report GA gas gouging using the DoNotPay App.
We'll also discuss three more points:
- How to report gas gouging in Georgia by yourself
- Georgia's state of emergency requirements and laws that define gas gouging
- Other legal tasks DoNotPay can handle for you
If you're frustrated by unfair gas prices, it's time to report that gas station. Let's not waste any more time.
How to Report Gas Price Gouging in Georgia
How to protect yourself against price gouging using DoNotPay:
If you want to report price gouging but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 5 easy steps:
Open the Price Gouging Protection product on DoNotPay.
Generate a fake credit card to use with the merchant.
Complete the transaction with the fake credit card.
Save a photo of the transaction as evidence and start the demand letter process.
Answer a few questions through our chatbot about the merchant and transaction.
That's it. Let the world's first robot lawyer handle everything from there. DoNotPay will report the Georgia gas gouging on your behalf and keep a record of it. Later, if you participate in a class-action lawsuit with others, this will come in handy.
Now, you can also jump through some hoops to report gas price gouging in Georgia by yourself. Let's discuss how that's done.
How to Report Gas Price Gouging in Georgia by Yourself
High prices at the pump hurt everyone's wallet, but thanks to the laws of supply and demand, high prices aren't always the same as price gouging.
Is It Price Gouging?
Per Georgia's Consumer Protection Division, Georgia's price-control laws (O.C.G.A.Sections 10-1-393.4 and 10-1-438) go into effect after a two-step process has occurred.
- A state of emergency must be declared by the executive order of the Governor.
- The Governor must expressly state the prices for a given service or product --like gas -- are subject to price control.
In short, reportable price gouging only occurs during a state of emergency.
Georgia State of Emergency
Georgia's Governor can announce a state of emergency for several reasons. Pandemics, hurricanes, snowstorms, and even cyber-attacks can lead to an official state of emergency.
If Georgia is in a State of Emergency, you can report gas price gouging through the following:
Call the Department of Law’s Consumer Protection Division by calling 404-651-8600 or 1-800-869-1123.
Log on to www.consumer.ga.gov and click on “Report Suspected Price Gouging.” You need to fill out a form that will ask for information about you, request information about the business that is the subject of your complaint, and other details. You will also need to sign the form electronically.
If you decide to report gas price gouging through the phone, make sure you take note of the following information:
- Write down the phone number, time, and date of your call.
- Write down the name of anyone you speak to and their badge number if applicable.
- Speak clearly, and ask that the party on the other end keep your name and number.
- Trade contact information, even if only an email address, so you have proof later.
You can see why it's easier to process the complaint via DoNotPay.
Ultimately, you might find yourself taking part in a class-action lawsuit against a price-gouging gas retailer. While these settlements are often quite large, totaling millions of dollars, each individual in the case may only receive a small check, but you'll feel good knowing a crook will be caught.
And remember, you can report other kinds of price gouging with DoNotPay.
Other Price Gouging Retailers
Gas price gouging is a rampant crime in Georgia, but any retailer can gouge their customers.
- Amazon and eBay are both home to regular offenders.
- Walmart has been accused of price gouging since the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly regarding groceries, diapers, and automotive supplies.
- Pharmacies are known to fluff the prices of prescription medications.
You don 't need to deal with price gouging behavior from gas stations, grocery stores, or drug stores. Report it with DoNotPay, then sit back and relax.
Remember, the DoNotPay App can do all kinds of legal tasks for you.
What Else Can I Do with DoNotPay?
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