- Associated Press - Sunday, November 23, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York’s attorney general has begun investigating complaints of price gouging by businesses in the Buffalo area where residents have been snowbound by storms off Lake Erie.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says they’ve written to tell at least one business to knock it off.

He says response to the storm by people in western New York has been mainly positive. But “a small handful of shady businesses” are trying to use the crisis to make a quick dollar.

The office is urging the public to report any price gouging by calling its toll-free number at 1-800-771-7755 or by logging on to the office’s website.

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Online: www.ag.ny.gov


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