With Texas preparing for hurricane destruction, some retailers may be tempted to jack up prices on essentials like water or gas.
Texas law prohibits businesses from price gouging during disasters. The Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act is designed to protect consumers during potential disasters.
This applies to goods like drinking water, medicine, food, batteries, gas, generators, or services like towing.
You can also file complaints with the BBB here.
Get full updates on the storm here.
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