The Colorado Attorney General’s Office is investigating dozens of claims of price gouging against Marshall fire victims. Most of the complaints are about rent, department spokesperson Lawrence Pacheco said. Attorney General Phil Weiser declined to discuss specifics because the complaints are still under investigation.
“Sadly, we know we’re gonna see more (natural disasters) in Colorado, and I hope that what we don’t see in response to that is people trying to take advantage of those situations by ripping off people who’ve already suffered horrible loss,” Weissman said. “But if we do see that kind of behavior, it’s important to have a law on the books that can step in and create consequences.”
Marshall fire victims allege price gouging, Colorado AG investigating dozens of claims under new law