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DEFENDERS: Missouri Attorney General warning about coronavirus scams

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is asking Missourians to be on the lookout for potential scams related to COVID-19, or coronavirus.

Schmitt said consumers need to be on the lookout for a large increase in prices. In most cases, price gouging could be seen with possible price increases on hand sanitizer, medical masks, soap, over the counter medicine and other necessities.

While there haven't been any specific complaints made to the Missouri Attorney General's office relating to price gouging, it is still something consumers should be on the lookout for and report.

Additionally, consumers should be on the lookout for phishing attempts and other online scams relating to COVID-19. If you do get an email about COVID-19 be sure the website you're visiting or the email you're clicking on it legitimate.

You can report any and all instances of price gouging or other COVID-19 related scams by calling the Missouri Attorney General's Consumer Protection Hotline by calling 1-800-392-8222 or you can file a complaint online.

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Deborah Kendrick

Deborah is a weekday morning anchor and investigative reporter for ABC 17 News.

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