Rockland DA warns of price gouging

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Rockland County DA Thomas Walsh II.

NEW CITY – Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Walsh, II is telling residents to be aware of potential scams and price gouging during the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus.

“As public health concerns grow about coronavirus, businesses and scammer may try to take advantage of the consumer,” he said. “Selling products that are ineffective in preventing the disease, price gouging and soliciting donations to help coronavirus victims are being reported to authorities throughout the country.”

The DA offered some tips to protect oneself from scams and gouging:

  • Beware of emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control or experts saying that they have information about the virus.
  • Consult a medical professional for questions about prevention and treatment.
  • Don’t pay unusually high prices for food and drinks, emergency supplies and medical supplies.
  • Do your own research before donating to a charity.