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AG's office up to 800 price-gouging complaints

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Posted at 6:22 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 21:42:34-04

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Attorney General's office has received more than 800 complaints about price-gouging connected with COVID-19.

As of 11 p.m. Wednesday, the attorney general's office had 572 complaints.

On Wednesday, officials received information about a scam in Oakland County involving someone calling and claiming they could provide a COVID-19 test kit in exchange for money. The person who received the call recognized it as a scam and reported it to authorities.

Since opening a complaint phone line, there have been 462 complaints about price-gouging. People can file a complaint by calling 877-765-8388 or by going on the state's website.

Earlier this week, the attorney general sent a cease-and-desist letter to Menards after it was accused of raising the price on bleach and other cleaning products.