Missouri News: Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt Renews Warnings of Scams, Price Gouging in Wake of Flooding
Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) – Following Missouri Governor Parson’s declaration of a state of emergency due to the flooding in certain parts of Missouri, Attorney General Schmitt renewed his warning to Missourians regarding price gouging and scams. Earlier this week, AG Schmitt warned citizens about construction fraud, charity fraud, and price gouging. During times of emergency and natural disasters, scammers and unscrupulous businesses and individuals take advantage of the displacement and devastation.
“Unfortunately, scammers and unscrupulous businesses see natural disasters as a way to take advantage of our state’s most vulnerable.