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Price Gouging, Cancellations, and Other Consumer Issues During the Pandemic

Businesses shouldn’t be allowed to exploit a national emergency by increasing prices beyond a reasonable amount. Many states have price gouging laws in effect that prevent this. But price gouging isn’t the only issue consumers are facing. What happens when flights, concerts, and other events are canceled due to a pandemic? Will 30-day-return policies relax? We provide answers to these questions and more below.

Price Gouging and Shopping Issues

What are your state’s price gouging laws? What can and can't stores legally do during the pandemic? What are the dangers of online shopping?

Canceled Flights

How do you get your money back if your flight was canceled due to the pandemic? What are your options if you decided to cancel your trip because of the pandemic?

Canceled Events

The coronavirus outbreak has led to thousands of events being canceled. What should you expect if you paid for a ticket for a concert or event that is now canceled?


Some people will try to take advantage of others during difficult times. What scams should you watch out for?

Other Consumer Issues

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We will add new content to this page throughout the pandemic. For other consumer rights issues and questions, please visit’s consumer protection section. If you believe your rights have been violated, consider speaking with a consumer protection lawyer in your state. Many attorneys offer phone and video consultations.

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