As the ice thaws from last week’s arctic blast, scammers are likely to make an appearance and many agencies are warning consumers against them.

“When a emergency takes place, some businesses may raise their prices excessively on essential goods and services like drinking water, housing, food and fuel,” Attorney General Ken Paxton said. “Charging excessive prices for necessities when a emergency has been declared by the governor can constitute price gouging and should be reported to our office.”

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