Amazon is cracking down on sellers who are price gouging on items like hand sanitizer and face masks during the spread of the . In a response to a Wednesday letter from Sen. Edward J. Markey that , VP of Amazon Public Policy Brian Huseman wrote that the company is working with multiple state attorneys general to prosecute "the worst offenders."
Amazon said it's monitoring the site, "aggressively enforcing" its policy and has taken down hundreds of thousands of high-priced products and suspended thousands of accounts. The company has also said it's.
"There is no place for price gouging on Amazon, and we will not tolerate attempts by bad actors to artificially raise prices on basic need products during a global health crisis," says the letter, provided to CNET by Amazon via email and reported earlier Friday by Reuters. "It is unconscionable."
On Feb. 26,. Earlier Friday, amid price-gouging concerns.
On March 4, New York City tweeted that it would begin issuing fines "to any store found price gouging supplies." You can call 311 to report any price gouging.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has warned stores against jacking up pricing, saying this week that "we are taking formal investigative actions."