Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller joined with more than 30 other attorneys general to urge Amazon, Facebook, eBay, Walmart and Craigslist to more rigorously monitor price-gouging practices by online sellers using their services. The action is among several that Miller is taking to address price gouging during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since Gov. Kim Reynolds declared a disaster emergency, the attorney general’s office has received about 50 formal and approximately 200 informal complaints about excessive pricing at retail stores, online sites and social media platforms. The most frequent complaints involved medical masks and respirators, toilet paper or other paper products, hand sanitizer, and cleaning products. “It is illegal and unconscionable for sellers to raise prices excessively during this pandemic,” Miller said. “We will pursue anyone who persists in this practice, and that includes individual sellers on social media as well as retailers.” Businesses or individuals found in violation could face civil penalties of up to $40,000 under the Iowa Consumer Fraud Act. For more information, read the full news release here.