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Amazon plans to prosecute sellers for price gouging during coronavirus outbreak – Source CNET Tech

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Amazon is cracking down on price gouging during the spread of COVID-19.

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Amazon is cracking down on sellers who are price gouging on items like hand sanitizer and face masks during the spread of the coronavirus. In a response to a Wednesday letter from Sen. Edward J. Markey that warned Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos about price inflations, 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 removed “millions” of products…

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