NC AG: More than 600 complaints of gas price gouging so far

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North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein said his office has received more than 600 complaints of gas price gouging across the state as of Thursday morning, and a lot of them have come from Onslow County.

According to the North Carolina Department Of Justice, there have been at least 15 complaints of price gouging at gas stations in the county.

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“We’ve seen complaints where people are alleging prices are $9 or $10, but that’s an instance that we have to investigate because some gas station owners will put $9.99 on their sign to signal to the public that they’re out of gas and let people know not to stop, but some consumers think they’re charging that much,” he said, “That’s the kind of thing we have to look into.”

As of Thursday morning, Stein said he received 622 complaints, up from 200 on Monday, and said he will investigate every single one.

For questions about price gouging, call the NCDOJ office toll-free within North Carolina at 1-877-5-NO-SCAM.