- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is warning residents to beware of potential scams following severe storms and tornadoes in the state.

Pruitt warns to be wary of repair services and contractors who solicit door-to-door; offer discounts for finding other customers; “Just happen to have” materials left over from a previous job; accept only cash; press for an immediate decision; or ask for payment for the entire job up-front.

Pruitt also said the Emergency Price Stabilization Act is in effect after Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency in 25 counties. The price gouging law prohibits a more than 10 percent increase in the price of most goods and services during and 30 days after a state of emergency. It is also in effect for another 180 days for prices for repairs, remodeling and construction.

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